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The Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety is now accepting appplications for the Examinations of Underground and Surface Inspectors.  The examination date is April 23, 2018 at Flatwoods Days Inn and Suites, Flatwoods, WV and a Map Class will be held the evening prior to the examination at 6:00 p.m. on April 22, 2018 at Flatwoods Days Inn  and Suites.  For Applications click here.  Any questions please contact the Board at 304-558-9105 or 304-550-0439.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE WELCH REGIONAL OFFICE HAS RELOCATED TO  830 VIRGINIA AVE.

SB 619  State Rules v. Federal counterparts

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CSR 36-57 Rules and Regulations Governing Proximity Detection Systems and Haulage Safety Generally

MEMO - CSR 36-57-6 Requirements for Section Haulage Equipment (Proximity Detection)
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MEMO - S.B. 134 & S.B. 687
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2017 EMT-M  Module 1
Recertification Course Outline


2018 EMT-M Module 2

EMT-M and EMT-M Instructor  
Application and Class Roster

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CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES FOR LAID OFF MINE FOREMEN
- Interested individuals should contact the appropriate regional office for dates and time of retraining classes.  There will be NO CHARGE for the class.
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ELECTRICAL RETRAINING CLASS for LAID OFF  miners.  Contact the appropriate regional office for dates and time of retraining classes.  There will be NO CHARGE for the class.
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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR - QUARRY ONLY 
Permit instructions and application

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2018 SUMMARY
Updated May 16, 2018

Coal Production Reported as of 5/10/2018
TOTAL  25,148,696
Underground  20,189,217
Surface  4,959,479
Quarry   2,552,166 

Number of Mines Reporting QUARTERLY Production to date through 1st Quarter - January, February & March, 2018
111
mines

Number of Employees  (5/10/2018)
Total  51,112
Underground  9,546
Surface  2,756
Quarry  525
Prep Plant  2,321
Contractors  35,964

Number of Accidents:
Data entry through 5/15/2018
No Lost Time Accidents: 73
Lost Time Accidents:  134
Total of Non-Fatal Accidents  208

Fatal Accidents:   2
Statewide Accident Frequency Rate:  3.45

2017 SUMMARY
Updated March 29, 2018

Coal Production
Reported as of 03/29/2018
TOTAL  105,642,193
Underground 85,911,792
Surface  19,730,401
Quarry  14,301,267

Number of Mines Reporting Production
to date through December 2017
129
Mines

Number of Employees
Total:  49,923
Underground:  10,124
Surface:  3,520
Quarry   647
Prep Plant  1,575
Contractors  34,057

Number of Accidents:
(data entry through 01/30/2018)
No-Lost Time Accidents  285
Lost Time Accidents  443
Total Non-Fatal Accidents  735

Fatal Accidents:  8
Accident Frequency Rate:  4.40

 

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WHAT'S  

The Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety is now accepting appplications for the Examinations of Underground and Surface Inspectors.  The examination date is April 23, 2018 at Flatwoods Days Inn and Suites, Flatwoods, WV and a Map Class will be held the evening prior to the examination at 6:00 p.m. on April 22, 2018 at Flatwoods Days Inn  and Suites.  For Applications click here.  Any questions please contact the Board at 304-558-9105 or 550-0439.


Mine Inspectors' Examinations - Be advised that with the passage of S.B. 687, the Mine Inspectors' Examining Board duties will be absorbed by the Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety, effective July 1, 2017.

Contact information for the Mine Inspectors' Exam information will be directed to:

Joel Watts, Administrator                (304) 957-2306
Mallory K. Yates Hicks, Secretary  (304) 558-9105 or (304) 550-0439
     Mallory.K.Yates@wv.gov

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Charleston, WV  25311

Revised Diesel Forms
Substance Abuse Reporting Form

Industry Notifications 

Rules for Operating Diesel Equipment in Underground Mines in West Virginia

Rules and Regulations Governing Proximity Detection Systems and Haulage Safety Generally

Rules and Regulations Governing the Certification, Recertification and Training of EMT-Miners and the Certification of EMT-M Instructors
EMERGENCY AMENDMENT TO AN EMERGENCY RULE

MINING LAW CHANGES - Effective July 1, 2015

Rules and Regulations Governing Substance Abuse Screening, Standards and Procedures  -  Notice of Final Filing with Secretary of State   Effective May 16, 2016

Rules and Regulations Governing Self-Contained Self-Rescue Device  Immediate Reach Interpretive Rule  AGENCY ADOPTION

Rules and Regulations Governing the Movement of Mining Equipment Within Coal Mines in the State of West Virginia  

Rules and Regulations Governing the Safety of Those Employed In and Around Quarries in West Virginia

2017 Mountaineer Guardian Award Winners

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Revoked and or Suspended Miner Certifications

Rules and Regulations Governing the Application Process for the West Virginia Innovative Mine Safety Technology Tax Credit Act

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CHARLESTON, WV

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January 30, 2018:
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Leer Mine


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presented January 30, 2018 to:
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