The Directorate of Technical Support provides engineering, scientific, and technical expertise to other MSHA program areas. Technical Support conducts in-mine studies to maintain the health and safety of miners, participates in accident investigations, and assists in mine emergency operations. The Directorate also tests equipment and materials for safe underground mining use, and issues approvals for equipment and products meeting established standards.
The Directorate of Technical Support is headquartered in Arlington, VA with operations carried out by two technology centers.
- Learn about the Pittsburgh Safety & Health Technology Center (Bruceton, PA)
- Learn about the Approval & Certification Center (Triadelphia, WV)
Office of the Director
Safety and Health Technology Center
Approval and Certification Center