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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Division of Mine Safety

The mission of the Division of Mine Safety (DMS) is to ensure all coal miners in the Commonwealth are provided with a safe working environment; to provide effective education and training to coal miners to foster safe work practices; and to ensure that statutes and regulations regarding coal mining are enforced fairly and consistently throughout the Commonwealth.

To complete the office's mission we provide services in the areas of:  

**NEW** The DMS is pleased to announce its surface and underground foreman retraining schedule through the month of June 2015. The letter from the DNR Commissioner provides additional details. Use the embedded links to access both documents.

Hotline

24-Hour Emergency Toll-Free Number 
Whenever a serious physical injury or loss of life occurs in a mine or in the machinery connected therewith the mine foreman in charge of the mine or his designee, shall within 15 minutes of having actual knowledge of the occurrence and access to the communication system give notice to the department.

1-877-MINE-911  1-877-646-3911