Self Audits

Self-audits keep us sharp.

Each location receives multiple (scheduled and random) audits to ensure all policies, procedures and best practices are adhered to and effective. Audit results are shared with our employees, and improvements made where necessary. Mississippi Sand welcomes regulatory agencies on our properties and utilizes them as a resource to ensure we maintain compliance with the abundant and ever-changing regulations.

Training is key.

Mississippi Sand believes knowledge is power and gives each employee the opportunity to be an active part of the solution. Every employee receives Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) 24-hour New Miner Training, New Task Training, Hazard Awareness Training and eight hours of Annual Refresher Training. In addition, our employees attend weekly safety meetings led by on-site safety managers and/or on-site plant managers. The subject of the weekly safety meetings is site-specific and varies from safety and health regulations, industry best practices, safe equipment use, safe preventative maintenance procedures, and so forth. Additional training is provided “as needed” when it is determined our employees would benefit from such training.

  • Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) certification
  • Annual safe practice refresher courses
  • Manager-led weekly safety meetings
  • Safety tours for local police, fire and EMS personnel to familiarize them with our facility and working practices
Managers don't just manage.

Managers don't just manage.

Another key component of our safety and health program is our on-site managers. Our managers are selected not only for their production expertise, but also for their ability to lead by example. Our managers are “active listeners”, a skill that fosters a culture of employee participation and pride in our company’s accomplishments. With a pool of educated, empowered employees, who take pride in their work and the work of the organization, a safe and healthy environment is a natural byproduct.

Material Safety Data Sheet

Please click on the link below to view our Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for silica sand mining in Festus, Missouri.

MSDS Sheet