Spring Thaw

CalCIMA offers two Spring Thaw conference providing conveniently located, cost effective mine safety training to all your personnel, vendors and contractors.




February 27, 2018 March 13, 2018
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Sacramento


Start Talk Speaker
7:30AM-8AM Registration  
8AM Opening Remarks  
8:05AM-8:10AM Fallen Miners Our annual tribute to fallen miners. ONT: Terry Tyson, Lehigh Hanson
SAC: Michael Herges, Graniterock
8:15AM-8:45AM Keynote Speaker Safety culture starts at the top. ONT: Eric Wittman, Cemex
8:50AM-9:10AM The New Workplace Rule: What the new workplace exam rule means for operators ONT: Josh Schultz
SAC: Josh Schultz
9:15AM-9:45AM Workplace Exams: Operator Perspective Effective workplace exam practices. ONT: Augie Gonzalez, Cemex
SAC: Buzz Biles, Granite 
9:50AM-10:10AM Silica How to comply with the new silica rule. ONT: Daniel Flynn, Dinsmore
SAC: Daniel Flynn, Dinsmore
10:15AM-10:45AM Vendor Break  
10:45AM-11:05AM Confined Space: The Rules A primer on CalOSHA rules for confined spaces ONT: Zohra Ali, CalOSHA
SAC: Patrick Corcoran, CalOSHA
11:10AM-11:30AM Confined Space Rescue Teams The case for in-house rescue teams. ONT: Kevin Daly, CalPortland
Ontario only
11:10AM-11:30AM Ready Mix Safety Practices Key safety improvements for ready mix operations in a time of high hazard inspections. SAC: Araceli Inda, Central Concrete (invited)
Sacramento Only
Vehicle Segregation
Traffic control policies for mine sites and plants.
ONT: Terry Tyson, Lehigh Hanson
SAC: Mike Herges, Graniterock
12PM-12:45pm Lunch  
12:45PM- 1:15PM Inspection Misconceptions Do you really have to do everything an inspector says? ONT: Willa Perlmutter, Stoel Rives
SAC: Willa Perlmutter, Stoel Rives
1:20PM-1:40PM Health Programs Essential tips for a successful health program ONT: Jennifer Garcia, MSHA
SAC: Jennifer Garcia, MSHA
1:45PM- 2:30PM Innovations Panel A panel presentation on engineering innovations to make work easier and safer ONT: Gerald Lira, Specialty Min
         Terrell Cypert, CalPortland
SAC: Jocelyn Jackson, Lhoist
         Buzz Biles, Granite 
         Matt Smylie, George Reed
2:30PM Vendor Break  
2:45PM – 3:45PM Training Reinforcements Activities to engage employees and to reinforce safety training.   ONT: Meghan Neal, 3M
          Terry Tyson, Lehigh Hanson
SAC: Meghan Neal, 3M
         Willa Perlmutter, Stoel Rives
3:45PM – 4PM Agency Q&A Opportunity to ask agency officials questions and get answers. ONT: CalOSHA, MSHA
4PM Conclude  
ONT = Ontario Spring Thaw (February 27)
SAC = Sacramento Spring Thaw (March 13)


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Who Should Attend?

Miners, Plant Managers, New Employees, Mine Contractors, Supervisors, Foreman, Equipment Operators, Mechanics, Sales Personnel, Safety Personnel, Trainers, Vendors/Suppliers, Delivery Drivers, Agency Personnel. 
Anyone in the industry is invited, and encouraged to register.


CalCIMA Member & Governmental Agencies: $75 per person
Non-Member: $109
Discount is given for multiple registrants (5 or more)

Registration includes a continental breakfast, lunch, materials and a full day of safety related training.  Each participant will receive a certificate of completion.

Seats fill up quickly so register early.


Vendors and suppliers who provide safety services or supplies to the mining and construction materials industry are invited to attend the Spring Thaws as an Exhibitor.

Vendor Registrations include 2 registrations, a 6’ table and an electronic roster of attendees.  Attendees will be given 
two breaks in which we encourage them to visit each vendor table.
Member Booths are $250 per location or a discounted rate of $400 if you register for both Ontario and Sacramento (additional fee for non-members).
Governmental agencies may quality for a complimentary booth, please contact CalCIMA to inquire.


Help support safety training by becoming a Spring Thaw Sponsor.

Register by Mail

You may register by fax or mail by downloading the Spring Thaw Registration Form.