West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training
WVMHS&T In the Classroom
7/9/2003 Date this page was last updated
During the year, Inspectors and Safety Instructors from the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training conduct informative classroom sessions regarding the WV Coal Industry and Mine Safety.
These classes are presented free of charge to schools and civic groups throughout West Virginia. The presentations generally include a basic discussion of coal and it's importance to our state and a review of personal safety equipment worn by a miner. Some presentations include a model underground mine and possibly a film. All presentations stress the importance of safety and the dangers active and abandoned mines may present to the general public.
Reaction to the classes has been extremely positive. We have even be asked to conducted classes in neighboring states.
Click on this link for a gallery of thumb nailed photographs showing a recent class conducted at an elementary school. If you would be interested in having a presentation on West Virginia coal mining at your school or civic group, we invite you to contact us to schedule a class.
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