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National Mine Health and Safety Academy celebrates 40 years

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For the past forty years, tens of thousands of mine inspectors and mine safety professionals have passed through the doors of the National Mine Health and Safety Academy in West Virginia. Dedicated in 1976, the complex is home to the world’s largest educational institution devoted solely to training in mine health and safety. It is one of only seven permanent federal academies in the US.

On 17 August, the MSHA will commemorate the academy’s four decades of service with a ceremony and keynote address by MSHA Assistant Secretary Joseph A. Main. Representatives from the U.S. Congress and the mining industry will join Main during the program.

“Education and training are vital components in improving the health and safety of the nation’s miners. The National Mine Health and Safety Academy plays a critical role in our ability to carry out our mission,” said Main. “MSHA, miners across the nation and the mining industry owe a tremendous debt to the academy for its invaluable contributions over the past 40 years.”

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