Learning Never Stops! By Tom Carson, President & CEO of Sospes

In the spirit of continuous learning, last week I had the privilege of attending a New Miner Training class provided by McCraren Compliance in Tucson, Arizona. This was an amazing experience at so many levels. First, it was great to get to know my fellow classmates. To appreciate the diverse mix, MSHA requires that any person who will be on mine sites five or more times during a calendar year must successfully complete a new miner training class, so it was not just miners being trained on how not to get killed while on the job at a mine. We were an eclectic assortment of talents and personalities, to say the least, from actual miners, to self-described “Waste Transfer Engineers” (they provide the port-a-potties) to the software guy. Read more»