Mine Safety and Inspection

Protecting Those in Mining
The primary responsibility of this section is to inspect all working places in mines to ensure compliance with state laws and rules which protect the safety of persons working in the mining industry. This section also coordinates rescue efforts in the event of a mine disaster and investigates fatal mine accidents. Training programs are provided to miners in mine safety, rescue and first aid. Mine foreman and fire boss certifications are administered through the Board of Examiners of Mine Personnel and production records are kept for coal and other minerals mined in Alabama.