Presentation Title
Training: OSHA versus MSHA
About the Presentation

Presentation will be a comparison and contrast of MSHA and OSHA regarding legislation and administration of training and education. Specifically, we will focus on MSHA Part 46 and 48 mandatory training (Title 30 CFR), in contrast to OSHA’s requirements (29 CFR 1910 and 1926).  Aside from the fundamental comparisons, e.g., each agency recognizing that training provides the skills and knowledge to enable workers to perform their work in a safe manner, and to recognize hazards, how do they differ in regards to regulations, policies, and practices?  Participants will have an opportunity to apply what they learned in a brief case study.


Mark C. Radomsky,    Consultant; Senior Lecturer; Director, Penn State Miner Training Program (Retired),  Contemporary Industrial Hygiene and Safety 

Presenter Biography

Hired by the Pennsylvania State University in 1979 as a mine safety and health instructor, Radomsky serviced both coal and metal/nonmetal surface and underground mining companies.  He received the MPA and Ph.D. (human resources, and training and development concentration, respectively) degrees in 1987 and 1995 from Penn State, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer and Director of the Miner Training Program in 2006, adding resident instruction and research to his responsibilities. From 2007 to 2011, he and his team at Penn State were awarded five consecutive MSHA Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety grants.   Resources developed included webcasts, high-definition videos, toolbox talks, and virtual reality modules.  Dr. Radomsky supervised seven M.S. graduate theses and served as a consulting reviewer for several NIOSH mine safety research proposals.  He has been active in safety consulting for over 30 years and has provided services for both large and small companies. He currently serves as president of the Central Pennsylvania Safety Association and is a member of the Central PA Chapter of ASSE.