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Directorate of Educational Policy and Development

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Educational Policy and Development implements MSHA's education and training programs that are designed to promote safety and health in the Nation's mining industry. The Directorate has three major components for operations: the Policy and Program Coordination Division, the National Mine Health and Safety Academy in Beckley, West Virginia, and Educational Field Services. The Directorate plans, monitors, and evaluates all MSHA education and training programs addressing mine safety and health, and provides training at the Academy. The Directorate administers the State Grants Program, which provides funding to state mining agencies to supplement their mining health and safety programs. EPD also sponsors the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association and the Holmes Safety Association.

Educational Policy and Development's headquarters is in Arlington, Virginia.

The links below are for the training programs and services provided by the Directorate:

   Headquarters Arlington     MSHA's Small Mine Office     MSHA's Educational Field Services (EFS)     National Mine Health and Safety Academy

To help you locate certain information or find answers to specific questions you may have about EPD's functions or programs, please select the following link that goes to our page on Frequently Asked Questions or select a topic area by clicking on its button.

Frequently Asked Questions By Topic

Training Assistance Training Materials
Training Courses Training Plans
Part 46 and 48 Training Policy

Other Topics
Competent Person/Approved Instructor State Grants Program
Form 5000-23/Training Records Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association

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