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Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety
bill.york-feirn@state.co.usUSA, Colorado
The Mine Safety & Training Program (MSTP) provides assistance to the mining industry and community upon request and is an integral part of the Division of Reclamation, Mining & Safety (DRMS).  The MSTP conducts a variety of mine health and safety education and training assistance courses in compliance with federal MSHA Title 30 regulations (Parts 46, 48, 49, etc.), safety audits, testing and certification of coal mine officials, tourist mine inspection, special topics training, MSHA training plan and safety program development, mine rescue and emergency MERD exercises and collects and reports coal production in Colorado.  The MSTP designs, produces and distributes new, innovative and national award-winning mine health and safety training resources for the mining community nationwide.

To receive more information on how we can help, contact: Kim Harvill, (303) 866-3567 Ext. 8123 or kim.harvill@state.co.us or FAX your request to: 303-832-8106 Attention: Kim Harvill

Florida DEP Mine Safety Program Florida DEP Mine Safety Program
Contact via the websiteUSA, Florida
The Mine Safety Training Program provides federally mandated MSHA safety and health training throughout the state, as requested by mine operators and mining contractors.  Section functions include providing the training of miners (both mine employees and contractor employees (approximately 1,100 per year); training mine safety instructors; providing mine safety training libraries with up-to-date videos, manuals, and other training aids; providing specialized training programs for local and out-of-state trainers; and developing and creating mine safety videos through close coordination with the mining industry.

Indiana Bureau of Mines Indiana Bureau of Mines
Contact via the websiteUSA, Indiana
The Bureau of Mines, headquartered in Vincennes, Indiana, inspects all Indiana underground coal mining operations and certifies specific mining occupations.  The Bureau also maintains a mine rescue station, trains mine rescue teams, and collects and indexes mine maps.  There are six underground mines in the State of Indiana.

Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing
dmm.info@mail.state.ky.usUSA, Kentucky
Mission: To ensure that all coal miners in the Commonwealth are provided with a safe working environment; to provide effective education and training to coal miners to foster safe work practices; and to ensure that statutes and regulations regarding coal mining, the sale, storage, and use of explosives, and the production of oil and natural gas are enforced fairly and consistently throughout the Commonwealth.

Nevada Mine Safety and Training Section Nevada Mine Safety and Training Section
Contact via the websiteUSA, Nevada
The Mine Safety and Training Section (MSaTS) was created by Legislative Act in 1909 to establish a safe work place for Nevada Miners. The mission of MSaTS pursuant to Chapter 512 of the Nevada Revised Statutes is to establish and determine mine operator compliance with state and federal regulations and assist mine operators in meeting compliance through development of training programs and by providing consultation and technical assistance.

New Mexico Bureau of Mine Safety New Mexico Bureau of Mine Safety
rboam@admin.nmt.eduUSA, New Mexico
The Bureau of Mine Safety is dedicated to promoting safe practice and physical well being among miners, contractors, operators, researchers, and other persons associated with operating mines, and performing earthwork or rock excavation within New Mexico through training and technical services

VA Dept. of Mines, Minerals and Energy VA Dept. of Mines, Minerals and Energy
Contact via the websiteUSA, Virginia
The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy was created January 1, 1985 under Governor Chuck Robb.  The recommendation came from a committee formed in the wake of the 1983 McClure No. 1 disaster and for the purpose of making service to mining, energy and mineral resources industries more efficient.  The Division of Mines, Gas and Oil and Mineral Mining came from the Department of Labor and industry.  The Division of Energy came from the State Office of Emergency Services and the Virginia Fuel Conversion Authority.  And, the Divisions of Mined Land Reclamation and Geology and Mineral Resources were once part of the Department of Conservation and Economic Development.

West Virginia Office of Miners' 
Health Safety &Training West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety &Training
dkessler@mines.state.wv.usUSA, West Virginia
Our inspectors today are responsible for inspecting over 840* mines, quarries and coal handling facilities as well as approximately 2,500 independent contracting companies.  Our inspection staff conducts regular inspections and investigates all serious mining accidents as outlined in our mission statement.  Our safety instructors provide industry training, review safety programs for all facilities, and conduct certification examinations.  We also maintain a highly trained and well equipped Mine Rescue Team.  In addition to these activities, our agency issues permits and approvals, maintains industry statistics, and develops and publishes industry training materials.


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