West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training
 
Frequently Asked Questions
(from surveys of all WV OMHST offices)

 Date this page was last updated:  07/16/2012


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CERTIFICATION QUESTIONS:

How do I get a copy of my West Virginia miners' card?

How much does a duplicate card cost?

I'm from Virginia, how do I qualify for a West Virginia electrical certification through the reciprocity agreement?

Are study guides available for the West Virginia certification tests?

I have a West Virginia Surface Miners' Card, does this qualify me to drive a coal truck off of the surface job?

Which states have reciprocity agreements with West Virginia and for what certifications?


When and where are certification examinations given? How much does it cost to take the tests?


Who offers miner training classes in West Virginia?  Where is this training offered?

Where can I get the application forms for these tests?


WV MINING STATISTICS:

What are the current West Virginia coal production and employment figures?

How current are the coal statistics on the web site?


How many mines are located in West Virginia?


RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS:

Where can I obtain maps of underground mines?


My grandfather was killed in a mining accident, do you have any information on the accident?


How can I obtain a list of operating mines and their addresses in West Virginia?


EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS:

What are the qualifications to become a West Virginia state mine inspector for WVMHS&T?

What are the qualifications to become a West Virginia Safety Instructor for WVMHS&T?


PERMITTING:

How do I apply for a mine permit from the WV Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training?

What is a mine permit extension, and how much does it cost?

I'm a contractor doing work for coal companies, I was told I need to get a West Virginia Contractors Approval (DMM60-C) from your office.  How do I do this?


PUBLICATIONS:

How do I order a copy of any WVMHST Study Guide or other Publications?

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