Spring Thaw



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


March 19, 2020
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Sacramento


Subject to change
Start Talk Speaker
7:30AM-8AM Registration  
8AM-8:15AM Opening Remarks & Fallen MinersTribute: Our annual tribute to fallen miners. Terry Tyson, Insight Services and Presentations
8:15AM-8:55AM Keynote Speaker Safety motivation from the top. Dana Davis, Teichert Materials
9:00AM-9:45AM Haulage, Electrical and Contractors: Leadership from the MSHA Western District will review their 2020 initiatives on powered haulage, electrical and contractor safety.    Curtis Roth, MSHA 
9:45AM-10:00AM Vendor Break  
10:00AM-10:45AM NIOSH EXAMiner Software: An advanced look at a new software program for miners to perform workplace exam hazard recognition.  Great for Part 46, company training,
or pre-shift talks!
Jon Hrica, NIOSH 
10:45AM-11:15AM Miners' Rights & Whistleblower Retaliation Cases: This presentation will focus on the specific rights that all miners enjoy under the Mine Act, and the remedies available to a miner who thinks his or her employer has violated those rights.  We will talk about the mechanics of a retaliation case and how both employers and miners can ensure that they are well protected under the Act. Willa Perlmutter, Stoel Rives
Diane Watson, Silverado Compliance Solutions  
11:15AM-12:00PM Confined Space Rescue Scenarios: Talk reviews options for confined space rescue in different types of operations--including mining, concrete, and asphalt—and different types of situations, whether kiln, height, hopper, silo, or tank. Meghan Neal, Lehigh Hanson, Josh Peterson, Granite Construction, Inc., Everett Burgess, Granite Construction, Inc.
12:00PM-12:45PM Lunch  
12:45PM-12:55PM Innovations: Learn about a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Incentive Program for customer truck drivers. Cynthia Escobar, Graniterock
Planning for Natural Disasters: Recent wildfires, floods, and earthquakes and subsequent new laws are a reminder that operations have to plan and respond to these events.  Panel will review California’s new safety standard for wildfire smoke, the new earthquake early warning system and as well as case examples from members on how their operations are planning and responding to natural disasters. Robert Moutrie, CalChamber, Christine Bragge, Lehigh Hanson, Cynthia Pridmore, California Geological Survey, Michael Burneson, Syar Industries, Inc.
1:50PM-2:20PM Driver/Equipment Operator Fatigue and Distraction: This talk from a nationally known safety expert will provide a showcase of ways to better train employees to avoid driver fatigue.  Josh Savit, Hexagon Mining
2:20PM-2:45PM Vendor Break  
2:45PM-3:15PM Safety Training Exercises: In this interactive session, teams will solve real-life safety and personnel situations developed by a creative group of panelists. Terry Tyson, Insight Services & Presentations, Meghan Neal, Lehigh Hanson, Willa Perlmutter, Stoel Rives, Diane Watson, Silverado Compliance Solutions
3:15PM-4:00PM Arc Flash Electrical Safety: Speaker will provide a roadmap on how an arc flash study process works. It will focus on the key steps and what can’t be overlooked. Scott DeLapp, Industrial Electrical Supply
4:00PM Conclude  

Hotel Reservations

There are no room blocks, but you can make your own reservations at the hotels below: 
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 (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!