West Virginia Looking for More Mine Safety Inspectors

March 13, 2009

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is looking for a few more West Virginia inspectors.

Spokeswoman Amy Louviere said the MSHA is looking to fill four openings in southern West Virginia as well as to build a pool of qualified applicants for the state.

Pre-employment screening is scheduled at MSHA’s National Mine Health and Safety Academy in Beaver on March 21-22. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and testing begins an hour later.

The screening is one of several being held around the country.

Louviere says MSHA currently has 747 coal mine inspectors and has hired 387 new inspectors since June 2006. More than 225 inspectors have left the agency since then as well.


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Mine Safety and Health Administration: http://www.msha.gov/

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