Virginia Recognizes 20 Mines, Nine Miners for Excellence in Worker Safety

Five surface mines will also receive a special award in honor of the entire crew working five years without a lost time accident.

The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) has awarded 20 Virginian coal mines for no injuries on their sites in 2018. The department also recognized nine miners with individual awards for working decades without an injury.

Five surface mines will also receive a special award in honor of the entire crew working five years without a lost time accident.

“The operators and miners are to be commended for such attention to safety at their sites,” Virginia Mine Chief Randy Moore. “Our mine safety team also deserves credit for their public service of visiting these sites, talking with miners and training the workforce in an effort to ensure all coal miners return home safely at the end of their shifts.”

There were no fatalities in Virginia’s coal industry in 2018. Virginia’s last coal mining fatality took place in 2015.

Last year, 25 coal mines worked a combined total of almost 2.5 million employee hours without a lost time accident. All of these mines will be recognized for their outstanding safety achievements with awards presented by DMME on behalf of the Virginia Mine Safety Board.

The full list of mines and individuals to be recognized for their incredible safety records in 2018 can be found here.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Incident investigation guide

    Need some tips for conducting an incident investigation at work after there’s been an occupational injury or illness, or maybe even a near miss? This guide presents a comprehensive overview of methods of performing incident investigations to lead you through your next steps.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Levels of a Risk Matrix

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe
Bulwark FR Quiz

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - July August 2020

    July August 2020


      Addressing Confined Spaces and Heat Stress Concerns
      Why Daily Wear FR Garments Make Sense No Matter the Season
      The Magic of New Technology
      Why Effective Chemical Safety Training is More Important Than Ever
    View This Issue