Published On: 11/24/2015

SME honors mine rescue teams

Promotes professional development of mine safety and rescue personnel

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) believes that the safety and health of the global mining workforce is of paramount importance. SME is committed to making available expertise to enhance workplace safety and health, not only for its members, but for the entire mining and minerals community. On Friday, Oct. 30, the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) honors the commitment and sacrifice made by first responders in its third annual Mine Rescue Day.

“SME supports the mission and purpose of MSHA, which is to prevent injuries and disease from mining and to promote safe and healthful workplaces for the nation’s miners,” said SME Executive Director David L. Kanagy. “We invite our colleagues to join us on Oct. 30 in paying tribute to the men and women who volunteer for mine rescue teams and risk their lives for their fellow miners in dangerous and sometimes traumatic situations.”

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) whose more than 15,000 membership represents all professionals serving the minerals industry in more than 100 countries. SME members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the worldwide mining and underground construction community through information exchange and professional development. SME's staff is located in Englewood, Colorado.

For more information contact John Hayden, Deputy Executive Director - Public Affairs and Government Relations, at (303) 948-4250 or