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.
American Energy Team takes First Place Again at Ohio Mine Safety Competition
The ODNR Division of Mineral Resources Management held its sixth annual Ohio Mine Safety Competition in Cadiz on June 20, 2012. Read more...
Ohio Mine Safety Team takes First Place in Regional Competition
After 13 years, a local team takes Top Spot in 2012 mine rescue competition. Read more...
Century Mine Rescue Team from Monroe County Proved Tops in Mine Safety
Twelve teams from three states compete in 2011 Annual Ohio Mine Safety Training Competition. Read more...
Ohio Mine Safety Training Center hosted Annual Regional Safety Competition
Two Ohio teams rank in Top 10 in 2011 mine rescue event. Read more...