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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)

MEMO - S.B. 134 & S.B. 687

2017 EMT-M  Module 1
Recertification Course Outline


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

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.

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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Permit instructions and application

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2017 SUMMARY
Updated July 21, 2017

Coal Production Reported as of 07/20/2017
TOTAL  42,610,292
Underground 34,421,384
Surface  8,188,908

Number of Mines Reporting QUARTERLY Production to date through 2nd Quarter - April, May, & June, 2017
60

Number of Employees
Total  12,243
Underground  9,436
Surface  2,807

Number of Accidents:
Data entry through 07/18/2017
No Lost Time Accidents: 134
Lost Time Accidents:  223
Total of Non-Fatal Accidents  360

Fatal Accidents:   5
Statewide Accident Frequency Rate:  5.57

2016 SUMMARY
Updated April 24, 2017

Coal Production
Reported as of 4/24/2017
TOTAL  88,424,255
Underground 74,452,332
Surface  13,971,923

Number of Mines Reporting Production
to date through December 2016
99 Mines

Number of Employees
Total:  12,647
Underground:  10,345
Surface:  2,302

Number of Accidents:
(data entry through 1/31/2017)
No-Lost Time Accidents  237
Lost Time Accidents  358
Total Non-Fatal Accidents  598

Fatal Accidents:  3
Accident Frequency Rate:  3.10

 

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Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training 
Greg Norman, Director
 

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Director of Marketing and Communications
Office:   (304) 558-2003
Cell:      (304) 642-9363
Direct:  (304) 957-9364
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The West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training is responsible for the enforcement of the West Virginia Mine Safety Laws and Regulations (Chapter 22A Code of WV).  Learn more about our agency from our Informational page or from our Agency Mission Statement page.


NOTICES:

THE WV OFFICE OF MINERS' HEALTH, SAFETY AND TRAINING WILL BEGIN ISSUING THE SAFETY SENSITIVE PERSONNEL CARD ON TUESDAY,  JANUARY 22, 2013. 

TO OBTAIN, YOU MUST VISIT ONE OF OUR OFFICES TO HAVE YOUR PHOTO MADE AND CARD ISSUED. A COMPLETED SAFETY SENSITIVE PERSONNEL FORM AND A $10 FEE IS REQUIRED.

WHAT'S  

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, Secretary            (304) 558-9105
     Mallory.K.Yates@wv.gov

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Charleston, WV  25305

Revised Diesel Forms
Substance Abuse Reporting Form
Safety Sensitive Personnel List Form

Industry Notifications 


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

2015 Mountaineer Guardian Award Winners

Industry Notifications

Miner Certification Listings

Revoked and or Suspended Miner Certifications

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

Shelter Refit Orders

UPPER BIG BRANCH INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Performance UBBMC Files

 



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PRESTIGIOUS SAFETY AWARD WINNERS
 

2015 MOUNTAINEER
GUARDIAN AWARD LUNCHEON HELD AT THE
43nd ANNUAL WV MINING SYMPOSIUM, CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER, CHARLESTON, WV

2015 Eustace E. Frederick Milestones
of Safety Award presented
January 27, 2016  to Co-winners:
ACI Tygart Valley, Leer Mine
and
 
Murray American Energy, Inc.
The Harrison County Coal Mine

2015 Bart B. Lay, Jr. Milestones
of Safety Award presented
January 27, 2016  to:
Phoenix Coal-MAC Mining Inc.

Holden No. 22 Surface Mine

 

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