Friday, April 10, 2009


Training is provided in accordance with 30 CFR 48.5 and is for those persons aspiring to go to work underground in the coal mines. This is the 32-hour classroom training. The remaining 8 hours covering Introduction to the Mine Environment will be given by your employer.  Training is conducted at the Lions Community Center, 524 East St., Clarksville, PA. 15322 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm each day.  Changes to training locations will be posted on this blog.


NOTE:  Due to an apparent lack of interest in attending, there is an insufficient number of applicants to make it feasible to have any future classes.

I have been conducting this training monthly for the past 8 years, but due to lack of interest, it is now time to terminate any future training.  I want to thank all of those who have attended my classes over the past 8 years.

COST: $175.00*

*Veterans who have served in Iraq, Kuwait or Afghanistan receive a 50% discount.  Proof of serving in those areas is required (DD-214).
All other honorably discharged veterans receive a $25.00 discount.
(DD-214 is required)

Persons interested in the new, inexperienced miner training can email me at or call me at 724-377-0632.

Listed below are the subjects of instruction: Miners' Rights and Responsibilities; Self-rescue and respiratory devices (includes instruction &demonstration in the use, care & maintenance of said devices; donning of the self-rescue devices, activating the device ; mouthpiece insertion; transferring between devices); Entering & leaving the mine, transportation and communications;  Mine map, escapeways, emergency evacuation & barricading; Roof control & ventilation plans; Health (dust & noise); Clean-up &
 rockdusting; Hazard recognition; Electrical hazards; First Aid; Mine gases; Health & safety aspects of tasks assigned; and HAZCOM.
Following completion of the course, each aspiring miner will receive a certificate along with the Department of Labor training certificate indicating completion of the required course.
During the training, each miner will be instructed in the proper safety equipment required for miners.
Acceptance into the class is based on a "first come - first served" at the time of registration.

Photos show aspiring miners receiving training
during a 32-hour classroom training class.

Students review map of underground mine.

Aspiring miners examine safety equipment.

Students examine an anemometer
(used for measuring air velocity)