Mine Safety and Training Program

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The Mine Safety and Training Program (MSTP) provides assistance to the mining industry and community upon request and is an integral part of the Division of Reclamation, Mining &, Safety (DRMS). The MSTP conducts a variety of mine health and safety education and training assistance courses in compliance with federal MSHA Title 30 regulations (Parts 46, 48, 49, etc.), safety audits, testing and certification of coal mine officials, tourist mine inspection, special topics training, MSHA training plan and safety program development, mine rescue and emergency MERD exercises and collects and reports coal production in Colorado. The MSTP designs, produces and distributes new, innovative and national award-winning mine health and safety training resources for the mining community nationwide.

Our instructors bring extensive mining experience to each class and are certified and qualified by the U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Training and assistance is usually conducted at your site but can be conducted at a location designated by you. The only cost to you may be lodging charges for the trainer and the cost of materials (if any) for the course.


We are here to help you meet your mine safety and health program needs! Schedule early as our trainers are usually booked two to three months in advance.

To receive more information on how we can help, contact: Kim Harvill, (303) 866-3567 Ext. 8123 or kim.harvill@state.co.us or FAX your request to: 303-832-8106 Attention: Kim Harvill


Frequently Asked Questions

Since the Mine Safety &, Training Program has primacy in testing and issuing coal mine officials certification in Colorado, please contact our program assistant at 303-866-3567 x 8123.


As of November 2003, the Division no longer issues permits for the handling, storage or use of explosives. Please contact the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms &, Explosives in Denver at 303-844-7549.

Please contact the Mine Safety &, Training Program, Program Manager at 303-866-3567, ext. 8151. You can also click on "Rules and Regulations" on the Division of Reclamation, Mining &, Safety webpage and scroll down to Regulations of the Mine Safety and Training Program for Tourist Mines.