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West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health Safety and Training

    Multimedia Resources/Training Materials and Programs

Date this page was last updated:  05/16/2012

For information on any of the resources and or programs listed below, contact Eddie Blake  in the Oak Hill Regional Office.  (304.469.8100)  Note: there is an $8.00 charge for copies of most DVDs.

We are currently preparing an update to the Underground Mine Foreman Continuing Education Program.  Should you have suggestions for items to include in the next version of the program, please contact Randy Meadows at the address above.


  Mine Safety Training Videos, CD's /DVDs

The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health Safety and Training offers a number of  multimedia training materials on a variety of mining related subjects.

Miner Training Programs

40 Hour (Surface) and 80 Hour (Underground) Apprentice Miner Program CDs 

Continuing Education - Underground Mine Foremen

Two year required training for all underground mine foremen.

Clear Cutting Program

Required training program for employees of companies engaged in clear cutting.

Rivermen Training

Training program for employees of river load-out facilities.

Truck Driver Program

Coal truck drive certification program.

Deep Cut Mining Program

This is a program developed by MHS&T staff designed to assist the miner operator in achieving the safest operating position.  This program will assist in properly training the continuous mining machine crew and haulage personnel in the correct operation of remote controlled continuous mining machines. 

High Voltage Electrical Safety Course CD     

 High voltage CD.jpg (136789 bytes) This interactive CD is used in conjunction with the High Voltage test panels, recently developed by WVMHS&T and is a component of the revised electrical certification program and was developed in cooperation with West Virginia University Mining Extension Service. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of this CD, contact any  WVMHS&T office for details.


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