RMEC/OSHA and Mines Collaborate on Industry Safety Training

More information: Kimberly Rein, 303-914-6260
kim.rein@rrcc.edu

RMEC/OSHA and Mines Collaborate on Industry Safety Training

Offering Joint Certificate Programs

3 Day Confined Space Certificate
OSHA 7300 AND Rescue and Superintendent hands-on training
January 30-February 2, 2016
REGISTRATION https://rmecosha.com

Lakewood, CO – The Rocky Mountain Education Center at Red Rocks Community College has partnered with the Colorado School of Mines Energy, Mining and Construction Industry Safety program to enhance the effectiveness and broaden the scope of their current training programs.

The partnership will allow the institutions to offer joint certificate training programs for required Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards and will open the door to training in other standards as well, such as those of the National Fire Protection Association. The agreement also expands the traditional mining focus of current training programs to other industries such as oil and gas and construction. 

“This represents a significant step forward in the evolution of the EMCIS program here at Mines,” said Kirk H. McDaniel, director of business development for the program. “This collaborative partnership with RRCC RMEC enhances both of our programs, and also fits well with other relationships we are developing.—such as with Fire Departments for underground technical rescuer qualifications, and with national labor unions for tunnel training.”

Training programs will include both in-classroom training as well as hands-on experience at facilities such as the Edgar Experimental Mine in Idaho Springs and the West Metro Fire Academy in Lakewood.

“Our partnership with Mines’ EMCIS program offers the expansion of our OSHA-authorized Education Center courses to include best-practices instruction,” said Joan W. Smith, dean and executive director of RMEC. 

Smith explained that this implementation of “best practices” is only made possible by the experiential learning techniques that the EMCIS program will bring to the joint course offerings.

Participants in the joint courses will earn certificates from EMCIS as well as OSHA certification from the Rocky Mountain Education Center.

For more information on the Rocky Mountain Education Center at Red Rocks Community College, visit https://www.rmecosha.com or email joan.smith@rrcc.edu.

Friday, December 16, 2016