Bringing Miners Together
Industry, Labor, MSHA, Education, Contractors, & Exhibitors


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    Conference Hotel Booking Information

    Guests will also have the option of contacting the hotel reservation department open 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-788-2464 press #1 and giving the agent the offer code SAFE24 for the group rate. The room rate is $107/ per night with the resort fee of $14.99. Monday March 25, 2024 –Opening ceremony begins at 1:00PM

    Our room block are in the Sky Tower,  a shuttle service that can take you all around the property and to any other Choctaw properties in Durant (such as the Cultural Center!)  It operates 24/7 and you can call the casino (580-920-0160) and ask the operator to bring you a shuttle or simply ask the valet desk to call one for you!

    If you would like to book your reservations online, Please use the link below and enter the offer code SAFE24.


    South Central Joint Mine Health & Safety Conference

    You are cordially invited to participate in our 42nd Annual South Central Joint Mine Health and Safety Conference on March 25-27, 2024. 

    Be aware of the new start time for the annual conference.

    Monday March 25, 2024 –Opening ceremony begins at 1:00PM
    Tuesday March 26, 2024 –All day workshops
    Wednesday March 27, 2024 –Close out 12:00 PM

    We are heading north across the Red River to The CHOCTAW CONFERENCE CENTER in Durant, Oklahoma. Our conference draws from most of the mining community in the Midwest and Southwest. We have a passion for bringing together mine owners, managers, contractors, educators and government regulators to share pertinent mining information.

    Why should you attend?

    • Safety FIRST! · Mining/Legal Updates
    • Networking · Exhibitors
    • Prizes · Workshops/Useful training material


    We Are The SCJMHSC

    The South Central Joint Mine Health and Safety Conference was established in 1983 as a partnership between the US Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), State mine safety and health educational institutions and agencies, and the mining industry.

    It was the first regional industry/MSHA partnership (“joint”) mine health and safety conference in the US.

    The Conference formally encompasses the Midwest and Southwest U.S. However, all members of the mining community across the nation are invited to attend the Conference.

    The Conference is a non-profit activity, and donations to help fund it have historically been tax-exempt under IRS Code 501(c)(3).

    For nearly 32 years the Conference was sponsored predominantly by the non-profit University of Texas at Austin (UTA), Health and Training Center, which provided numerous planning, budgeting, registration, and management services for the Conference through federal States Grants subsidies.

    In 2014, when UTA was unable to continue providing extensive support to the Conference due to federal budget cuts, veteran members of the Conference Committee formed an independent non-profit entity, the SCJMHSC Association, to continue the annual Conference. The SCJMHSC Association is governed by an elected Board of Directors, and is assisted by the Conference Planning Committee. Members of the Planning Committee are volunteers from the entire spectrum of the mining community. Board members receive no remuneration whatever for their services.

    The SCJMHSC Association is legally established under the laws of Texas, and has filed an application with the IRS for tax-exempt status, which will enable sponsors to claim their donations as tax-deductible (charitable) gifts.


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