Bruce Dial is a self employed mine safety consulting and president of Dial Mine Safety. Currently an expert witness and investigator for several law firms. He will investigate and make recommendations to mining companies in areas of safety and health. Mr. Dial has Developed multimedia presentations for safety & health training purposes that are currently being distributed by MSHA.
State Issued Certificates of Competency
State of Illinois Electrical Hoisting Engineer Certificate No. 1687
State of Virginia Electrical Hoisting Engineer Certificate No. 6397
International Society of Mine Safety Professionals
Certified Mine Safety Professionals No. 186
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1978-2002
Mine Inspector for both Coal and Metal/Nonmetal divisions 1978-1989
Instructor and training specialist at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy 1989-2002
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
Garden High School Garden Creek VA 1969
Completed undergraduate courses in English, Mathematics, and Computers.
Independent Study Courses Completed
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
Training Courses Completed
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
Designed and produced the DVD Haul Road and Dump Site Berms currently being distributed by MSHA.
Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) technology means more interactivity is available to both student and instructor. Use DVD for self-study or classroom presentations. No longer are passive learning and the teacher-centered approach, the only option available. With a DVD equipped computer or a DVD desktop player linked to your television, you control the sequence, the pace, and select materials important to you.
Use the DVD to customize your training. Vary the length of your study time. Make your training sessions 10 minutes, several hours or several days. The flexibility of the DVD program helps reinforce a positive and effective learning environment.
Menus quickly show the program content. Navigate through the program with easy-t o-use controls and buttons. With an Internet-connected computer, easily accessed web sites are available.
Entry Level Inspectors Training:
Chaired Committee for Entry Level Inspectors (Each student is required to complete 23 weeks of training before graduation from the academy and authorization to conduct inspections.)
Surface Haulage Seminar: Planned and organized the Surface Haulage Seminar held annually at the National Mine Academy each July, ( 150 attendees for 3 day seminar)
SHARP Program: Surface Haulage Accident Reduction Program. Interviewed, coordinated, and instructed the training of 40 inspectors who, in turn, teach classes in their own districts.
Distance Learning Program: Developed ways of training for miners and inspectors who could not attend the Academy for regularly scheduled training. (Satellite, closed circuit television, self-contained computer programs, videos.)
Training coordination with Educational Facilities :
Colorado School of Mines
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
West Virginia University
West Virginia Tech
Taught class (Through interpreters) and coordinated visits for many international students attending class at the Academy.
State Grant Programs
Assisted many states with their training curriculum and training classes.
Holmes Safety Associations National Annual meeting coordinator in 1991
Served on the Scholarship Committee, Awards Committee, and Financial Audit Committee.
Wrote articles for the monthly magazine “Bulletin” State of West Virginia.
Executive Director 1991-1999
Proficient in the use of personal computer operating systems, word processing, data base, spread sheet, graphics and video editing, DVD authoring.