The primary reason for safety analysis is to prevent mine accidents and fatalities by observing and evaluating the work habits of miners while at the same time providing on‑the‑job counseling to the individual miner and assisting in correcting any unsafe or potentially hazardous actions.
The Kentucky Division of Mine Safety (DMS) is the only agency in the nation that adopted a mine safety analyst program.
By conducting on-the-job safety analysis and performing quality miner training, the division feels that miners will work safer and become more productive.
DMS will continue its relentless efforts in protecting the coal industry's No. 1 resource, the miner.
Electrical Training Program
John Dixon, Chief Electrical Mine Safety Specialist
Electrical training classes are offered free of charge at all DMS Branch offices throughout the year on an as-needed basis. For those interested in the initial electrical test, it is offered at least once a month. Section 351.109 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes lists the required qualifications for individuals who wish to take the written exam.
Click on the Kentucky Electrical Study Guide (under Quick Links) to prepare for the exam. An affidavit and data sheet are also available along with instructions for those who qualify and want to become a Kentucky certified electrician and/or instructor.
Together, we can make each Kentucky coal mine a SAFE place to work.