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News & Media Information: 2014

CSE training equipment and personnel featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s special companion resource PowerSource: Coal industry trains in Pennsylvania for a zero-accident mine

RUFF CREEK — A dozen or so Pennsylvania state mine inspectors gathered to hear the situation: “Art Vandelay,” the midnight shift mine inspector, had lost contact with those on the surface after radioing in that he noticed smoke at the front end of a mined-out long wall panel.

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CSE Meets with Universities

CSE recently had the opportunity to visit and work with students at two different Universities, The University of Arizona and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Representatives from CSE gave a lecture and discussion about the importance of effective hands-on SCSR training for miners.

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CSE is an Award Finalist

CSE was chosen as a finalist in the Pittsburgh Business Time’s 2014 Manufacturer of the Year-Premo J. Pappafava Excellence Award. An awards dinner was held on December 4, 2014.

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CSE Attends SME/PCMIA Meeting

From October 22nd -24th, 2014, Chuck Edwards, Scott Shearer, Jr., and Nick Manis attended the annual joint meeting of the Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America (PCMIA) and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME).

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Training Presentation Well-received at Industry Events

Scott Shearer Jr. presented The Importance of “Why” for Effective Training: Techniques in SCSR Training at several events recently; the MTA (Mine Trainers Association) Conference in Mt. Vernon, IL on September 5, 2014 and the 2014 TRAM/National Mine Instructors Seminar held at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy in Beaver, WV on October 16, 2014.

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Regulators Facing Conundrum on SCSRs

Published in: Sharpe’s Point: On Mine Safety, Sharpe Media – The clock is ticking on the service life of closed circuit escape respirators (CCERs) used in underground mining, and no game plan has been devised to deal with the impending situation.

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