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Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

The purpose of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is to prevent death, disease and injuries in the mining industry, and to promote safe and healthful workplaces for the Nation's miners.  MSHA carries out the mandates of the Mine Act at all mining and mineral processing operations in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, regardless of size, number of employees, commodity mined, or method of extraction.  

International Society of Mine Safety Professionals  

The International Society of Mine Safety Professionals was founded to promote the development of health and safety professionals throughout the international mining community. Saving lives and reducing injuries through better leadership, planning, and practice are primary goals of the Society.

National Fire Protection Association     

The world's leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness.

American National Standards Institute  

As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.

Mining Electrical Maintenance and Safety Association   

Formerly known as the Open Pit Mining Association – Electrical, MEMSA membership is made up of people in the mining industry associated with large electric draglines – operators, mechanics, engineers, manufacturers and safety professionals, many of whom work in the Florida mining industry. 

Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association

The Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association (JAHSA) is a nonprofit organization that began in 1916 to promote health and safety in the mining industry and consists of representatives from Federal and State Governments, Mining Organizations and Labor.

National Safety Council

The National Safety Council (NSC) is a nonprofit, nongovernmental public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health in the United States of America. Headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, NSC is a member organization, founded in 1913 and granted a congressional charter in 1953. Members include more than 55,000 businesses, labor organizations, schools, public agencies, private groups and individuals. NSC is nonpolitical and does not contribute to or support any political party or candidate.

NSC saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC focuses on areas where the greatest number of preventable injuries and deaths occur. The areas NSC focuses on include: workplace safety, teen driving, cell phone use while driving and safety in homes and communities.​

Contact Information

For more information contact Karen Miller by phone (850) 201-7689 or e-mail millerka@tcc.fl.edu.

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