Montana Limestone Company
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About Our Customer
The Montana Limestone Company (MLC), a leader in limestone mining, operates a quarry 70 miles south of Billings, Montana. Montana Limestone plays an important role in the production of plastics, rubber, and glass, as well as clean fuel. Montana Limestone is a subsidiary of Dakota Coal Company, the largest coal company in the United States.
What’s the best way to build accountability and increase safety awareness in the mining industry? Increased federal scrutiny, continuously changing regulations, and the staggering expense of live training a large workforce, make it difficult for companies to stay current with federal Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) regulatory requirements. Montana Limestone Company lacked the expertise to efficiently run a modern safety program, so they went looking for some help, but they didn’t expect a solution that would save the company a lot of money in operational expense.
Employee safety has always been a top priority for Montana Limestone, a mining interest producing tons of the crushed stone. Leadership had invested in expensive live instruction for its workforce. It was quality training, and it got the job done, but it also required that the mine be shut down for a full day while miners sat in a classroom, losing considerable money through lost productivity.
Offering Online Safety Training Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) courses that run through Vivid’s easy to use Safety Training System (LMS), custom built just for safety pros, Montana Limestone began to see a better way to deliver training.
Taking the safety training program online increased productivity by approximately 100%. Montana Limestone realized an estimated 25% revenue gain by moving out of the classroom.