Mine Safety Unit

The Mine Safety Unit provides health and safety training classes for mine workers, issues mine foreman certifications, and licenses coal/metal mines (surface and underground) to operate. The safety classes are conducted by highly accredited instructors who provide new miner training, refresher training, and first aid classes that meet electrical, foreman, and compliance requirements.

For additional information, please contact the Mine Safety Unit at 423-566-9709.

Contact Us

(844) 224-5818
Mine Safety Unit

Training and Reports

Mine safety training is mandated by state/ federal government and requires all miners and contractors working on mine property to receive comprehensive safety training.  Miners are required to provide the department statistical information annually. 


Certain mines in Tennessee are required to procure a license to operate.

Application, Exam, and Certification

Currently in Tennessee, persons seeking the certificate of competency, must apply and successfully pass an exam to become certified as a mine foreman.

Rescue Coverage

As per Title 30 Code of Federal Regulations and Tennessee Code Annotated, all underground mines must have mine rescue coverage before it is allowed to operate.


There are fees associated with the safety classes, exams, licenses and certification.


These are the required forms to obtain a mine license and to apply for the certificate of competency.

Report an Accident

To report a mine safety accident, inform the Mine Safety Unit of the accident and record the data.

Related Links

Laws referring to Mine Safety may be found within the provided resources.