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State of West Virginia Program Summary 

Mr. Eugene White, Director,
Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training

Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training
7 Players Club Drive, Suite 2, 
Charleston, WV 25311-2126

Website: West Virginia Mine Safety 

Through the Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training, the State of West Virginia provides the miners, mine operators and contractors working on mine properties, a comprehensive training program which educates the mining personnel on the many health and safety hazards found in the mining environments. 

The program provides training and assistance to the mining industry by means of the following courses:

  • 30 CFR Part 49 Mine Rescue Training;
  • State Certification Program;
  • Initial training and testing for Qualified Mine Electricians and annual retraining for electrical qualifications;
  • Supervisory Certification Program; and
  • The Comprehensive Mine Safety Program which addresses requirements for operators and contractors regarding training, maintenance of equipment, personal protective equipment, accident prevention, accident investigation, statement of company safety policy, and company enforcement of program. Prevention of Silicosis.

The program contracts through the West Virginia University to provide the health and safety training to meet the training requirements of 30 CFR Parts 46 and 48 and Electrical Training and Retraining of coal miners. 

For more program information contact Mr. Eugene White at 304-558-1425 or email at Eugene.e.white@wv.gov or Mr. Tom McClure at 304-352-4120, or e-mail Tom.L.McClure@wv.gov.