CSEM, Inc. was established in 1992 by the current President and CEO, Frank V. Quarato. Founded by professionals with more than thirty years of experience, CSEM (the Center for Safety & Environmental Management, Inc.) offers a broad range of safety, health and environmental training and consulting services. CSEM has developed high quality mine safety training programs together with other safety and health training programs for industry, corporate and government agencies. The mine safety training program providers of CSEM have gained a critical foothold in the Northeastern United States safety service markets due to name recognition and it is securely expanding across the USA and Canada. The continuing focus of CSEM is to provide high caliber mine safety training and consulting programs wherever they are needed.
The mine safety training programs offered by CSEM cover a range of subjects concerning the awareness and the avoidance of illness and accidents in the workplace. CSEM advises that working at pressure in underground construction situations can cause severe damage to the body. The mine safety training course offered by CSEM takes an in-depth look at pressure related illnesses and how to avoid them. Engineering controls, management controls and personal protective equipment are also reviewed. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 clearly states a common goal of maintaining a safe and healthful workplace. CSEM advises that it is imperative for employers to take the safety and health of their employees seriously and of equal importance that employees understand their own role within their company’s Safety and Health program. CSEM’s mine safety training course is designed to make employers and employees aware of their health and safety responsibilities and what impact their roles can have on the company’s mine safety and health program. The CSEM mine safety courses include the review of the components of good safety and health and the role employees play in maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. The course designed by CSEM discusses the mine safety measures all underground workers should perform on a daily basis together with the more common types of underground workplace hazards.
The CSEM mine safety training course will cover policies, written programs, standard operating procedures, training, management assignment of responsibility, management’s enforcement of accountability and follow-up, auditing and future program maintenance. The mine safety training courses provided by CSEM also include such aspects of mine safety processes that should be employed as a matter of course during emergency response and maintenance operations. This section of the CSEM mine safety training course highlights the intent of the OSHA requirements and also reviews best practices in industry. The CSEM mine safety training programs discuss the importance of personal protective equipment in the workplace. The National Safety Council estimates that there are at least 70,000 disabling eye/face injuries on the job every year in the US and “most of these injuries are preventable.” CSEM programs ensure that employees are aware of when PPE is necessary, what type is necessary, how it is to be worn and what its limitations are.