Mines Inspection and Safety

Mine Inspections and Safety can help you find information about certifications, inspections, rules and trainings that related to the mining industry.

The duty of Mine Inspections and Safety office is to enter, inspect and examine all mining operations within Wyoming, whether those operations are in the process of development, construction or operation. Mine Inspections and Safety also enforces rules and regulations that support health and safety.

The Mines Annual Report and other forms and documents can be found on the Mining Information Page.

Application for the Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards

The Mining Council

The Mining Council acts in conjunction with the State Inspector of Mines to improve safety, health, training, examinations and certification of miners in mining operations and coal mines. In addition, the Council is committed to the production and the processing of minerals, and in all installations, equipment and operations.

The Mining Council consists of 11 members, 10 of whom are appointed by the Governor to four-year terms. The 11th member is the State Inspector of Mines.

Michael K. Burd Hourly, Trona
Phil Dillinger Hourly, Coal
Don Dorn Hourly, Coal
Alan Johnson Hourly, Coal
Timothy E. Musbach Management, Trona
Robert J. Pacheco Hourly, Coal
Christopher Barker Hourly, Coal
Christine Rhoades Management, Coal
​Brett Ritter ​Management, Coal
Tom R. Waterhouse Management, Sand and Gravel