PUBLICATIONS & DOWNLOADS

 Date this page was last updated:  10/31/2014


The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health Safety and Training offers the following publications to the mining industry. Ordering information is shown at the bottom of this page. 

Please Note:  We can only accept Visa and Master Card for online orders.  

For online ordering information and publication availability please visit:  Publication Order Web Site  

We can not accept orders  with an international shipping address.  The postage/shipping rates are more costly than the publications.  We would have to charge 3 to 5 times the cost of the publication to mail or ship international.  Our online site is not set up to allow the additional charges.  A credit will be issued for any online orders with shipping addresses outside the U.S.A.

  A few of our publications can be downloaded.  Please check download file list below.


Downloads:

PUBLICATION TITLE

DOWNLOAD FILE

NOTES and ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Passive Mine Blast Attenuators Constructed of Rock Rubble For Protecting Ventilation Seals

Passive Mine Blast Report

PDF FILE - This is a report detailing testing of the PMBA (passive mine blast attenuator) for protecting mine seals.

Preliminary findings were presented at the PCMIA Meeting in Cannonsburg, PA October 31, 2008 and the full report at the SME Annual Meeting in Denver, CO in February 24, 2009.Sapko Consulting Services, LLC was our consultant on the project.  NIOSH collaborated with us on the project, too

Fiscal Year

Annual Report and Directory of Mines

Annual Report FY 2008

Annual Report FY 2009

Annual Report FY 2010
Annual Report FY 2011

Annual Report FY 2012
Annual Report FY 2013

PDF FILES - These publications are only available as a download.

Calendar Year Statistical Data

2007 Statistical Data & Directory of Mines
2008 Statistical Data & Directory of Mines
2009 Statistical Data & Directory of Mines
2010 Statistical Data & Directory of Mines
2011 Statistical Data & Directory of Mines

2012 Statistical Data  & Directory of Mines
2013 Statistical Data & Directory of Mines

PDF FILES - These files are similar to the calendar year Annual Reports previously published by the WVMHST and can be used in comparisons with those prior reports.


PDF for print or download

Certification Policy Manual

Certification Policy Manual

PDF FILE - This publication was revised as a PDF in October 2008, and will be only available as a download. We expect this document to be updated frequently, watch for new versions. Updated June. 2011. Certification Applications and documents may be downloaded from our  forms page  

80 Hour Underground Miner Pre-Employment Training Program Study Guide.

80 Hour Study Guide

PDF FILE - This publication was revised as of July 2005.  The study guide is 30 pages. Print copy is available see below or you can download for free.

40 Hour Surface Miner Pre-Employment Training Program Study Guide

40 Hour Study Guide

PDF FILE - This publication was revised as of July 2005. This study guide is 20 pages. Print copy is available see below or you can download for free.

Underground Mine Foreman Reciprocity (Kentucky) Study Guide.

Reciprocity Study Guide

PDF FILE - This guide was revised in May, 2008.

Surface Mine Foreman Reciprocity Study Guide

Surface Reciprocity Study Guide

 

High Voltage Electrical Calculations / Evaluations Workbook.

High Voltage Workbook.

 

Electrical Calculations Workbook (revised edition)

Electrical Calculations Workbook

LINK TO PDF FILE - Published as a joint effort between the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training and the National Mine Health and Safety Academy.

West Virginia Mine Safety Laws and Rules 2011 Reference Manual

West Virginia Mine Safety Laws and Rules 2011 Reference Manual

PDF FILE - Revised as of December 2011.  Can be purchased as a printed publication -  Publication Order Web Site

West Virginia Quarry (Metal / Non-Metal Mines) Safety Laws and Regulations

Quarry Regulations

PDF FILE - Only available as a download. 

Mobile Equipment Operation on Surface Mines.

Mobile Equipment Operation on Surface Mines

PPT FILE - Power Point Presentation. This is a zipped file.  Note: This is a large file.

Developing a Comprehensive
Emergency Plan for Underground Mines

Developing  a Comprehensive Emergency Plan for Underground Mines PDF FILE
Coal Counts - Children's Activity Booklet Coal Counts - Children's Activity Booklet PDF FILE - Only available as a download. Printed Copies are no longer available.


Download notes:

PDF files require Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader to view and download.   To download a free version of the current Acrobat Reader, follow the link.

PPT files require Microsoft PowerPoint or Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer to view and download, download a free version of the current

PowerPoint Viewer, follow the link.    For Mac Users download Power point viewer

XLS files require Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Excel Viewer to view and download.  To download a free version of the current Word Viewer, follow the link.
DOC files require Microsoft Word or Microsoft Word Viewer to view and download.  To download a free version of the current Word Viewer, follow the link.


Printed Publications:  THE COSTS LISTED INCLUDES $2.00 SHIPPING ON BOOKS AND $1.00 SHIPPING ON POCKET SIZE.

West Virginia Mine Safety Laws and Regulations Full Size version (8.5  x 11) - In stock

Revised December 2011

$20.00

Underground pocket size - In stock

Revised September  2008

$7.00

Surface pocket size - In stock

Revised November 2008

$6.00

Belt Examiner Study Information (Selected Chapters of the Underground Mine Foreman Guide (below) are designated as study material for Belt Examiners)  See the Belt Examiner Application 

 

$17.00

Underground Mine Foreman Guide
(
This publication is also used as a study guide for the Belt Examiner Certification, see the Belt Examiner application for details.  Belt Examiner Application

PDF FOR DOWNLOAD (FREE)

Revised  July 2008

printed copy $17.00

Surface Mine Foreman Guide - In stock

Revised 2007

$17.00

Electrical Study Guide - In stock

Revised February 2009

$27.00

Truck Driver Training Program

 

80 Hour Underground Miner Pre-Employment Training Program Study Guide

Download version is Free

$4.00

40 Hour Surface Miner Pre-Employment Training Program Study Guide

Download version is Free

$4.00

Direct all mail orders or questions regarding these publications to the WV Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training Charleston office.

Please do not send cash through the mail; we will accept  payments made by check or money orders or cashiers check.

You can order from the online site below using a VISA or MASTERCARD credit or debit card.


On- line Ordering  Information:

Our agency accepts publication orders and payment (visa and master card only) on-line.  If you wish to place an on-line order for any of our printed publications, do so through our Publication Web Site .

We can not accept orders  with an international shipping address.  The postage/shipping rates are more costly than the publications.  We would have to charge 3 to 5 times the cost of the publication to mail or ship international.  Our online site is not set up to allow the additional charges.  A credit will be issued for any online orders with shipping addresses outside the U.S.A.

A few of our publications can be downloaded.  Please check download file list above.

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