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Bureau of Mine Safety

The Bureau of Mine Safety is responsible for the health and safety of miners in all underground mines throughout Pennsylvania.

Colvin C. Carson, Director
131 Broadview Road
New Stanton, PA 15672
Phone: 724.404.3147 or 724.404.3139 (between 8 am and 4 pm)
724.812.2765 (Emergency and after hours)
Fax: 724.925.5551

To Report Mine Emergencies and Serious Accidents:
Toll Free 1-800-541-2050

In order to accomplish this objective, the bureau engages in the following primary services:

  • Mine Inspection
  • Accident Investigation
  • Engineering and Plan Approval
  • Training of Miners
  • Emergency Response
  • Equipment Approvals
  • Certifications

Bureau of Mine Safety Announcements and Current Training

2017 Anthracite Blasters Certification training (PDF)
2017 Mine Officials Exam Letter & Notice (PDF)
2017 Mine Electrician Preparatory Classes (PDF)
2016 Mine Safety Video - YouTube - MP4
2018 Bituminous Mine Officials' Competency Course (PDF)
Pennsylvania Bituminous Mine Officials Study Guide (PDF)
Industrial Minerals Underground Mine Forman training (PDF)

Shaft/Slope, Industrial Minerals Underground Mine Foreman and Storage Mine Foreman

AIM Mine Officials Application (Word)
Industrial Minerals Storage Mine Foreman Application (Word)
Industrial Mineral Mine Foreman Letter training (PDF)
Industrial Mineral Storage Mine Foreman Applicants (PDF)