MSHA Services

We understand that mine safety comes with its own set of unique challenges: fall hazards, dust hazards, confined spaces, heavy equipment with traffic considerations, heat-related problems, fatigue, excavation of unstable ground, indigenous wildlife and plant life, and the use and storage of large quantities of hazardous chemicals. Our consultants have worked in their chosen fields and bring real-world experience to their training and consulting projects. Whether it’s training a couple of employees in an open enrollment class, providing customized training at your site, or having the advice of a trusted subject matter expert a phone call away, we are confident we can fill the gaps that arise from time-to-time with cost-effective options that will truly enhance your EHS compliance programs.


Open Enrollment Training

ETC offers a consistent schedule of open enrollment New Inexperienced Surface Miner classes, as well as annual refreshers, at our Phoenix and Tucson training facilities.

Custom Training

If attending one of our open enrollment training classes is not convenient for your group, ETC offers a Custom Training option. This allows us to use your training plan or ours, at your place or ours!

Specialty Training

MSHA training isn’t always enough; fill the gaps with specialty training classes:

  • Confined Space
  • DOT / HazMat Transportation
  • Fall Protection & Scaffolding
  • IATA
  • Lock Out / Tag Out
  • OSHA 10 & 30 for Construction
  • RCRA
  • Trenching / Excavation
  • Workplace Examination

Most training available in Spanish.
Contact us to discuss your specific training needs.


“Very good course. Very knowledgeable staff and friendly. Highly recommend.”
– Millwrite in MSHA New Miner Class

“Having so many experienced pros from so many different disciplines added a lot to the class.”
– Field Biologist in MSHA Class

“I’ve been to many refreshers and must say this was the best. See you next year.”
– MSHA Refresher Student

MSHA Consulting

Keep your company in compliance and running smoothly with these consulting services:

  • Compliance / Training Needs Assessment
  • Documentation / Record Keeping Audit
  • DOT Compliance Audits
  • Emergency Procedure Guide
  • Emergency Response Plans
  • Fire Systems Analysis
  • GHS / HazCom Compliance
  • Industrial Hygiene Services
  • Mock MSHA Audit
  • Process / Site Hazard Analysis
  • Risk Management Plans (RMP)
  • Site Safety Program Development & Safety Manuals
  • Written Program Development

Are you required to have your own training plan? Part 48 and/or Part 46? Let our experts develop your Part 48 and Part 46 training plans and submit to MSHA for approval. We’re not done until MSHA approves it!

Meet our MSHA Experts

Dave Efnor PE, CSP (retired) is a safety professional with over 37 years of experience in the construction, management and operations of domestic and international mining, manufacturing, transportation and services industries.

Ted Northrop, retired USAF MSgt, is an experienced MSHA instructor who, for the past 17 years, has worked with some of the largest mining companies in Arizona as a safety professional with a focus on site-specific task training.

Dean Hendzel, RSM holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology and brings over 31 years of experience in safety training, mining, construction management, engineering, environmental and geological exploration to ETC.

nationwide worldwide

Not in Arizona?

ETC Compliance Solutions may be based in Arizona, but people all over the world have challenges when it comes to safety and environmental compliance issues. We’ve been fortunate that our instructors and consultants have been willing to travel throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Africa and Germany! Where will they go next?!