West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training

 West Virginia Certified Mining Instructors - Out of State

Date this page was last updated:  12/02/13

The following list of individuals and institutions is provided as a public service to those seeking to become apprentice coal miners in West Virginia. While the Office of Minerís Health, Safety and Training can not ethically and legally recommend any particular instructor or institution over another, we do advise those who are seeking the training to be wary of individuals who will charge a fee for their services and not provide the full 40 or 80 hours of classroom training required by the law. Persons who seek apprentice coal miner training should be advised that the OMHST will strictly enforce the following guidelines with regard to miner certification examinations.

All 40 and 80 hour apprentice miner students and their instructors shall sign a form / document certifying that the required training for the required number of classroom hours has been accomplished before any examination is administered.

If an issue arises based on verifiable evidence or documentation that the required training for the required number of hours has not been completed, the OMHST will not under any circumstances administer any examination. If it is determined that the required training for the required number of hours has not been completed, the OMHST will pursue disciplinary action up to and including permanent withdrawal of the instructorís certification. However, students should be advised that the OMHST will not be responsible for providing any portion of the required training in order for them to qualify for the examination, and any student in question shall not be tested until all requirements have been met.

While the OMHST staff has limited time for such activities, random monitoring of 40 and 80 hour apprentice miner training classes will be done.

(Note: This is a non-promotional, informational listing only. This list may not be a complete list of all instructors currently in business.)

(Link to certified instructors forms and general information for instructors): Forms and General Information

TYPE

CEUMF
YES
 or
NO

INSTRUCTOR COMPANY MAILING ADDRESS CITY OR COUNTY STATE ZIP PHONE NUMBER

EMAIL ADDRESS

40 & 80 Hour   Rita Akers Coal Training, Inc P.O. Box 233 McCarr KY 41544

606-427-9900

 
40 - Hour   Thomas Parsons Louisa Training Center 125 Public Way  Louisa KY 41230 606-483-1275  
40 & 80 Hour   Lois Spradlin Mine Technical Service P.O. Box 441 Elkhorn City KY 41522 606-437-0930  
40 - Hour   Bruce W. Blakemore   508 Burlington Cr. Broussand LA 70518 337-867-2142  
40 & 80 Hour   Thomas Gales, Jr. GMS Mine Repair & Maint. Box 2446 Mt. Lake Park MD 21550 301-334-8186  
80 Hour   Ivan Blake Apprenticeship Institute for Miners 56000 Dilles Bottom Shadyside OH 43947 740-676-2112  
40 & 80 Hour   George Carter Apprenticeship Institute for Miners 56000 Dilles Bottom Shadyside OH 43950 740-695-2112  
40 & 80 Hour   Roger L . Caynor Apprenticeship Institute for Miners 5600 Dilles Bottom Shadyside OH 43950 740-676-2112  
40 & 80 Hour   Hoya Clemons Apprenticeship Institute for Miners 5600 Dilles Bottom Shadyside OH 43950 740-676-2112  
40 Hour   Raplh H. Dunkle, Jr. Safety Concepts, Inc. 85120 Beaver Bay Road Scio OH 43988

740-942-3640

 
80 Hour   William T. Dziatkowicz Belmont Technical College 120 Fox Shannon Place St. Clairsville OH 43950

740-695-4693

 
40 & 80 Hour   Clint G. Fabry Fabco Consultant 66305 Belmont Morristown Road Belmont OH 43718 740-310-3444  
40 & 80 Hour   Frank Ferrel Belmont Technical College 120 Fox Shannon Place St. Clairsville OH 43950

740-695-9500 x1062

 
40 & 80 Hour   Richard D. Harris Apprenticeship Institute for Miners 5600 Dilles Bottom Shadyside OH 43950 740-676-2112  
40 & 80 Hour   John Lysien Training Plus 54575 Cove Rd. Powhatan OH 43942 740-795-4449  
40 Hour   Allen E. Mann   41556 Bethesda Bell Rd. Bethesda OH 43719 740-296-8609  
40 & 80 Hour   Donald Moffitt, Jr. Apprenticeship Institute for Miners 56000 Dilles Bottom Shadyside OH 43947 740-676-2112  
80 hr   Steven M. Perkins Apprenticeship Institute for Miners 5600 Dilles Bottom Shadyside OH 43950 740-676-2112  
40 & 80 Hour   John F. Pollock   56854 Pleasant Ridge Rd. Belmont OH 43718 740-686-2968  
40 & 80 Hour   Gary L. Rothwell Lloyd's Enterprises 6665 Radford Rd. Athens OH 45701 740-592-6174 rothwelg@frontier.com
40 & 80 Hour   Paul E. Sparkman, Jr. Miners Training Service 117 N Main Street Woodsfield OH 43793 740-213-6353  
40 & 80 Hour   Karl Spires Contract Training LLC 72444 Amos Rd. Flushing OH 43977 740-391-6458  
40 & 80 Hour   Francis (Shorty) Wehr, Sr. Safety System Analysis Corp. P.O. Box 43,  Lafferty OH 43951 740-968-2470  
40 & 80 Hour   Ronald A. Airhart UMWA 51 11th St. P.O. Box 200 Lucernemines PA 15701

703-208-7260

 
40 & 80 Hour   Ronald J. Bowersox UMWA 51 11th St. P.O. Box 200 Lucernemines PA 15754 724-479-8692  
40 & 80 Hour   James Broadwater James E. Broadwater 387 Glade Run Road Carmichaels PA 15320 724-966-2314  
40 & 80 Hour   Eugene Davis Mining Technology & Training Center 197 Dunn Station Rd Prosperity PA 15329 724-627-6259  
40 & 80 Hour

 

Joseph N. DeSalvo Mining Technology & Training Center 197 Dunn Station Rd Prosperity PA 15329 724-627-6259  
40 & 80 Hour   Richard L. Fink UMWA P.O. Box 200 Lucernemines PA 16259 724-479-8692  
80 Hour   Daniel W. Jones Daniel W. Jones 380 Woodridge Dr. Washington PA 15301 724-747-0265  
40 & 80 Hour

 

John L. Kline UMWA 640 Jefferson Ave Washington PA 15301 724-479-8692  
    James R. Lowery   Enlow Training Center Greene Co PA   724-825-6693  
40 & 80 Hour   Larry J. Martelli Mining Technology & Training Center 197 Dunn Station Rd Prosperity PA 15329 724-627-6259  
40 & 80 Hour   John S. Peton Tri-State Safety Training & Insp. Serice. 476 Bute Rd. Uniontown PA 15401 724-439-2601  
40 & 80 Hour NO Cheryl D. Ramsey CDR Safety Consulting Services, LLC 291 Annuity Drive Washington PA 15301 724-225-1016
or
724-344-7474
cheryl0181@comcast.net
40 & 80 Hour YES CEUMF Michael E. Reese Mining Technology & Training Center 197 Dunn Station Rd Prosperity PA 15329 724-627-6259 mttcmr@yahoo.com
40 & 80 Hour   William W. Sickles SST Training, Inc. 505 Vankirk Ridge Rd. Washington PA 15301 724-825-7816  
80 Hour   Thomas P. Sierzega T..S. Safety Training 201 S. Water St. Masontown PA 15461 724-583-9072  
40 & 80  Hour YES CEUMF Delas A. Stuzen Mining Technology & Training Center 197 Dunn Station Rd Prosperity PA 15329 724-627-6259 mttcdelas@yahoo.com
40 & 80 Hour   Salvatore M. Toranto David Stanley Cons. 2015 Bigler Ave. N. Cambria PA 15714 814-948-5451  
40 & 80 Hour YES CEUMF Marlon B. Whoolery Mining Technology & Training Center 197 Dunn Station Rd Prosperity PA 15329 724-627-6259 mttcmarlon@yahoo.com
40 & 80
Hour
YES
CEUMF
Ralph R. Farley Mid Atlantic Safety Council 1930 Hanahan Rd Charleston SC 29406 304-784-3545 rfarley88@yahoo.com
40 & 80
Hour
NO Jerry D. Gilliam J. D. Gilliam & Associates 431 Peninsula Pointe Rutledge TN 37861 865-566-1459 jdgilliam70@gmail.com
40 & 80 Hour   David R. Berry   P.O. Box 122 Bastian VA 24314 276-688-4665  
40 & 80 Hour   Gilbert O. Catron K-Tron Enterprises, Inc. 708 Unity Rd
Princeton, WV 24739-8574
Tazewell County VA   304-384-7267  
40 & 80 Hour   Edward M. Davidson Southwest VA Safety Consultants 114 Buckhorn St N. Tazewell

VA

24630

276-970-4354

 
40 Hour   Mark A. Deel Nichols Const. LLC P.O. Box 1179 Vansant VA 24656 304-325-3149  
40 & 80 Hour   Eddie Joe Estep R. & R. Mining Inc. P.O. Box 26 Appalachia VA 24261 606-438-6783  
40 & 80 Hour   Thomas F. McLoughlin VA Health & Safety Training Center 741 Park Ave. NE Norton VA 24273 276-679-2814  
40 & 80 Hour   James Robert Morefield SAFEGUARD 237 Blacks Chapel Road North Tazewell VA 24630 276-979-8880 safeguard.training@hotmail.com
40 & 80 Hour   Michael Moorefield MSA Mine Safety Assoc. Rt. 19/460 Tazewell VA 24630 276-970-3075  
40 Hour   David A. Wilson Noah Horn Drilling, Inc. P.O. Box 269 Vansant  VA 24656 276-870-5508  

(Note: This is a non-promotional, informational listing only. This list may not be a complete list of all instructors currently in business.)

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