MINE SAFETY AND INSPECTION
The primary responsibility of this section is to inspect all working places in mines
to ensure compliance with state laws and rules which protect the safety of persons
working in the mining industry. This section also coordinates rescue efforts in
the event of a mine disaster and investigates fatal mine accidents. Training programs
are provided to miners in mine safety, rescue and first aid. Mine foreman and fire
boss certifications are administered through the Board of Examiners of Mine Personnel
and production records are kept for coal and other minerals mined in Alabama.