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MSHA/Part 46 Training - In-Person & Virtual!
Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn
2300 Market Street
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM PDT
Category: WACA Events


Training Date: February 23, 2021

Time: 8:00 AM Presentations Begin  |  Lunch on your own
In-Person Location: 
Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn | 2300 Market Street | Mt. Vernon, WA 98273
Virtual Attendance Available:
Zoom info will follow

In-Person registration almost FULL. There are several virtual attendance opportunities still available!

Health and Safety: 
Each attendee will be required to complete a health statement. Linked HERE

  • Practice social distancing
  • Avoid gathering.
  • Stay home if they feel sick or are experiencing any symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle aches, chills, sore throat, runny nose, headache, or chest pain.

Registration Fees

Topical Sessions Only Rate: $30.00
First Aid Only Rate: $35.00
BOTH Topical Session & First Aid Rate: $65.00

Important Information 

Part 46 will be different this year. Utilizing computer-based training resources, we will provide a hybrid training event. 

Limited in-person seating (~30) will be available at the Skagit Valley Convention Center, Mt. Vernon, WA.
Registrants may select in-person or virtual attendance. MSHA has communicated online training is acceptable when; 

MSHA considers computer-based or other interactive training technologies to be training "methods," to be used by a competent person effectively and appropriately. This would not necessarily require that the competent person be in the room at all times; however, the competent person must be available to evaluate the trainee’s progress, and answer questions as they arise. 

Presentations will encourage interaction with miners during topical sessions. A company receiving training at their location will need a competent person attending (per MSHA guidance above) to encourage discussion, interaction, miners are progressing and will validate attendance. A successful completion certificate will be provided. 

Safety topics, subject to presenters, may include: 

  • Contractor Safety Management - Dan Donovan, GEW-LLC
  • High Wall Safety
  • Power Haulage Initiative
  • 2020 Fatality Review
  • Applying Safety Practices under COVID protocols
  • Leroy Hopkins - New EFSMS Specialist - Kent Field Office 

Because 7.5 hours of online training is both impractical and painful, we will provide topical training from the list above and anticipate approximately 3 hours of training. 

The remaining training including changes at the mine site will need to be completed per the company safety plan.    
In-person First Aid classroom training for 10 attendees per session will be presented at the Skagit Convention Center. Virtual attendance is also available. 

3 options for in-person hands-on CPR Sessions: 

  1. Live CPR training is available in small groups of 5 per session in the late morning and afternoon after online classroom training at the convention center on 2/23/21

  2. Pending registrations, a separate in-person hands-on CPR Training session can be scheduled in the south end.

  3. Interested in live hands-on CPR training at your location? 
    Confirm adequate attendance by contacting  Francis “Chico” Patalano at  253.381.4001 or [email protected] 

These options will help get what you need for Part 46 training. 
Thank you for your consideration this year as we adjust to the current phase requirements.  

Cancellation & Refund

Refunds are given less $35 processing fee.

No Shows 
will not be refunded or be carried over to another training date.  Be courteous, cancel ahead of time.  

Contact: Mary Stewart | [email protected] | 206.878.1622