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Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
Map to Our Offices:
Fountain Square, Building H-3
Monday - Friday,
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
For general information email your questions here.
Public Record Requests can be emailed or directed to (614) 265-6901.
Mineral Resources Management
2045 Morse Rd.
Columbus, OH 43229-6693
Fax H-2 (614) 265-7999
Fax H-3 (614) 265-7998
Established in 1872, the Mine Safety Program enforces laws designed to provide safe working environments for Ohio’s coal and industrial minerals miners.
Services include inspections of surface and underground mines, accident investigations, mine rescue support, and safety training.
The division’s Analytical Air and Water Laboratory tests air samples from underground mines to verify and enforce that air in Ohio’s underground mines is non-explosive and safe to breathe.
Miners are tested and certified to assure they understand and are skilled in using effective safety procedures. In addition, mine safety staff respond to mine disasters. Rescue stations throughout Ohio’s mining region maintain emergency vehicles and equipment for rapid mine rescue response.
Certification Testing and Training Frequently Asked Questions
Mine Safety rules finalized. View rules.
Ohio Senate Bill 323, effective June 2008, revised/added to Ohio's Mine Safety Law as a direct result of specific recommendations of the Ohio Underground Mine Safety Task Force.
Ohio House Bill 443, effective April 2007, revised the statutes governing the Department of Natural Resources; made changes to the law governing coal mining, including increasing the severance tax on coal and revising the distribution of revenue from that tax; made changes to the law governing the mining of industrial minerals, including revising zoning provisions related to such mining; established requirements governing mercury; and made other changes.