Mining Media Exhibit

Title: Mining Media Exhibit
Location: Charleston Civic Center 200 Civic Center Drive, Charleston WV 25301 (304)345.1500
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Description: The West Virginia Coal Forum, West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety & Training and the West Virginia Mine Safety Task Force will host a workshop from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, in the South Hall of the Charleston Civic Center to update the mining community on state and federal requirements governing the implementation of mine communications/tracking devices in West Virginia’s underground coal mines.

The purpose of the workshop is to provide the mining community with a review of state and federal mine communications requirements, discuss the review and approval process for mine communications/tracking products and highlight research conducted by state and federal agencies. Coal company representatives will also present on their experience with communications devices.

Speakers at the event include: Ron Wooten, Director, WV Office of Miners’ Health Safety & Training; James Dean, Chair, WV Mine Safety Technology Task Force; David Chirdon, Mine Safety & Health Administration; David Snyder, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health; Randall Harris, WV Office of Miners’ Health, Safety & Training; Frank Peduti, Peabody Energy; Mark Watson, Alliance Coal; and, Brian Shimek, Foundation Coal.

Mine communications/tracking and rescue shelter vendors will exhibit at the event. Media are encouraged to attend.

Date: 2010-06-07