The Division of Mineral Mining (DMM) maintains an inspection staff and conducts safety inspections on mineral mining sites. Mines that are not inspected by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration are inspected by DMM at least once per year to ensure compliance with worker safety laws and regulations. DMM does not conduct safety inspections on mineral mines that are inspected by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, but does investigate complaints and serious personal injury accidents on all mineral mines.
DMM and the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA) are proud to sponsor the annual Virginia Mineral Mine Safety Awards program. The Virginia Mineral Mine Safety Award will provide an incentive to your employees to work with care, and will also instill pride in those responsible for a winning effort. We hope that you will participate in this safety program.