1969 Garden High School Garden Creek VA
Completed undergraduate courses in English, Mathematics, and Computers.
State Issued Certificates of Competency
State of Illinois Electrical Hoisting Engineer
State of Virginia Electrical Hoisting Engineer
International Society of Mine Safety Professionals
Certified Mine Safety Professionals
Advanced computer skills in Multi Media Adobe and Microsoft office software.
DVD Authoring skills
Practical Geometry and Trigonometry
Production Planning and Control
Properties of Materials
Principles of Mechanics
Fireproofing of Buildings
National Electrical Code
Elementary Mechanical Drawing
Elements of Chemistry
National Mine Health and Safety Academy
Gas Detecting Devices
CFR 30 Part 50
Loading, Haulage & Dumping
Guarding a& Shop Safety
Drilling & Blasting
Citation & Orders
Communications/ Human Relations
Industrial Hygiene for Safety Professionals
Accident Analysis and Problem Identification
Mine Safety Management
Employee Health & Safety
System Safety Engineering
Program for Accident Reduction
Developed, wrote the training manuals and also, designed the computer presentations used in instruction for the following courses taught at the National Mining Academy
Cranes and Hoists
2002-Present Dial Solutions
Provided custom training programs for mining industry.
Provided expert witness testimony and investigation for several law firms.
Developed multimedia presentations for safety & health training purposes.
Performed investigations and made recommendations to mining companies in areas of safety and health.
1978-2002 US Dept. of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration (Government Agency for providing safety in the nations mines.)
1978-1989 Mine Safety & Health Inspector
1978-1989 Mine Inspector for both Coal and Metal/Nonmetal divisions, Conduct safety inspections of mines and facilities, Enforce health and safety regulations, Conduct investigations related to complaints, Lead teams in the investigation of accidents
1989-2002 Training Instructor
Instructor and training specialist at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy, responsible for developing and instructing mine safety subjects at advanced levels. Developed and wrote training manuals. Designed computer presentations used in instruction for courses taught at the National Mining Academy (List available on request). Assisted states with developing their training curriculum and classes
Coordinated training with following public institutions:
Colorado School of Mines
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
West Virginia University
West Virginia Tech