Spring Thaw

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




February 26, 2019 March 20, 2019
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Sacramento


Subject to change
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, Insight Services
SAC: Terry Tyson, Insight Services
8:15AM-8:55AM Keynote Speaker Safety leadership ONT: Robert Lucchesi, Teichert
SAC: Robert Lucchesi, Teichert
9:00AM-9:20AM Workplace Exams: Requirements for work place exam rule ONT: Kevin Hirsch, MSHA & Jim Henze, CalOSHA
SAC: Kevin Hirsch, MSHA & Jeff Wallace, CalOSHA
9:25AM-9:55AM Haulage Vehicles: Practical examples on effective control measures for haulage vehicles ONT: Brian Bigley, Lehigh Hanson
SAC: Brian Bigley, Lehigh Hanson
10:00AM-10:20AM Vendor Break  
10:25AM-10:40AM Electrical Safety & Miners Rights: Trailers on new training videos ONT: Marcie Goodman, CalOSHA
SAC: Marcie Goodman, CalOSHA
10:45AM-11:10AM Controlling Silica Exposure:  tips on controlling exposure to dust and silica ONT: Meghan Neal, Lehigh Hanson
SAC: Meghan Neal, Lehigh Hanson
11:15AM-11:30AM Conferencing Citations: Review of new conference procedures in the Western District. ONT: Diane Watson, MSHA
SAC: DIane Watson, MSHA
11:30AM-12:10PM Lunch Vendor showcase
Innovations: Operators will present recent safety innovations  ONT: Jocelyn Jackson, Lhoist North America, Earl Ochs, Vulcan Materials and Jason Solis, Vulcan Materials
SAC: Frans Van Beuningen, Lhoist North America and Philip Lee, Granite Construction, Inc.
12:50PM-1:35PM Training Strategies: Interactive ways to reinforce safety ONT: Meghan Neal, Lehigh Hanson and Tyson Tyson, Insight Services and Presentations
SAC: Meghan Neal, Lehigh Hanson, Tyson Tyson, Insight Services and Presentations and Willa Perlmutter, Stoel Rives LLP
1:40PM-2:10PM Lanyards & Harnesses: Proper harnessing techniques ONT: Jack Donnelly, 3M
SAC: Marc Ipsen, 3M
2:10PM-2:25PM Vendor Break  
2:35PM-3:20PM Supervisor Responsibilities: Review of supervisor responsibilities. ONT: Diane Watson, MSHA
SAC: Diane Watson, MSHA & Willa Perlmutter, Stoel Rives LLP
3:30PM Conclude  
ONT = Ontario Spring Thaw (February 26)
SAC = Sacramento Spring Thaw (March 20)

Hotel Reservations

There are no room blocks, but you can make your own reservations at the hotels below: 
DoubleTree by Hilton Ontario
222 N Vineyard Ave
Ontario, CA  91764
(909) 937-0900
DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento
2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 924-4900

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: $85 per person
Non-Member: $125
Discount is given for multiple registrants (For every 5th registrant)

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.

Thank you to our sponsors!