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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How do I get a copy of my West Virginia miners' card?
Contact the nearest WVMHST office WVMHS&T office directory
How much does a duplicate card cost?
All duplicate certifications cost $10.00
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?
For many of the certifications a study guide is available: list of publications
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?
Coal statistics are available on the following web page Statistical Data
How current are the coal statistics on the web site?
Production reports are filed monthly by the operators for each mine. The law gives them 31 days from the end of the reporting month to file. The reports have to be posted in our office and data compiled and loaded to the website. As an example, January data may not be posted on the website until mid-March at the earliest.
How many mines are located in West Virginia?
The number of mines changes frequently. We have a year-to-date statewide summary on production, employment, accidents and the number of mines reporting production on WV OMHST homepage. We also have historical data and totals at Statistical Data
RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS:
Where can I obtain maps of underground mines?
Maps of closed mines are micro-filmed and available through the Engineering staff in our Oak Hill at 304-469-8100. We do have a searchable site on our web site at mine map archive page
Maps of current operations are maintained in the regional offices in the permit files. Contact the specific office for availability. Maps of current operations are considered confidential, however the law allows for exceptions check with the respective regional office for availability.
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?
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?
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?
How do I order a copy of any WVMHST Study Guide or other Publications?
If your question wasn't answered here, send us an email and we will direct it to the proper individual or office for prompt reply.
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