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Mine Safety


The mission of Kentucky Division of Mine Safety 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.

Safety, training and enforcement help to make Kentucky coal mines safe for all miners.  Keeping this at the forefront of the Divisions endeavors, Mine Safety will continue its efforts in protecting the coal industries number one resource, The Miner.


Please read the most recent decision pertaining to Kentucky miners retraining - Extension of Miner Training Deadlines


Please be aware – The Kentucky Mine Safety Review Commission  (MSRC) NOVEMBER meeting will take place virtually at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, Thursday, November 18, 2021, video teleconference through GoToMeeting.  You can access this meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone via or by dialing 571-317-3122 Access Code: 298-894-829.  Interested parties/members of the public are encouraged to view this meeting remotely.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Beth Spivey-Minch, Division of Mine Safety and Mine Safety Review Commission, Energy and Environment Cabinet, Department for Natural Resources at 502-782-6711.


24-Hour Emergency Toll-Free Number

When a serious physical injury or loss of life occurs, within fifteen (15) minutes of having actual knowledge of the occurrence of the accident as defined in 30 C.F.R. sec. 50.2(h)(1) to (9), and having access to the communication system as required under KRS 352.630(3) is to be given to the department and to the representative of the miner, stating the particulars of the accident.

1-877-MINE-911  (1-877-646-3911)