Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association

The Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association (JAHSA) is a nonprofit organization that began in 1916 to promote health and safety in the mining industry and consists of representatives from Federal and State Governments, Mining Organizations and Labor. As part of this effort, the Association publishes the Bulletin several times a year, full of useful safety and health information.

Holmes100thAnniversary2016 National Meeting on June 28-30, 2016 in Branson, MO

The 2016 Joint National Meeting and Training Seminar of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association and the Holmes Mine Rescue Association will be held on June 28-30, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel Branson in Branson MO. Events will include a 100th anniversary celebration of the Association’s founding in 1916.

More details – Download registration flyer – Register online & credit card payment

Please consider being a sponsor or vendor for our meeting:

Sponsorship request form – Vendor registration form 

Apply by May 1 for JAHSA Scholarships

Scholarship applications are now being accepted for Joseph A. Holmes Safety Associations scholarships to support students during the 2016-2017 school year.

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Connect with JAHSA on Social Media

The Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association is active on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to improve its communication and outreach to its members and to the mining community. This website is still the primary source of information from the Association, but we are excited to add these venues.

Holmes Mine Rescue Association (HMRA) formed within JAHSA

On June 6, 2013, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the members of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association (JAHSA) overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment and changes to their by-laws to create a mine rescue organization within Holmes – the Holmes Mine Rescue Association. This action reestablishes mine rescue as an important function within the Joseph A. Holmes Association, which was created in 1916.


Current Officers

President Jeffrey Kravitz, PA (Federal)
1st Vice-President Mark Zinser, MI (Labor)
2nd Vice-President Shad Montgomery, IN (Management)
3rd Vice-President William Gerringer, NC (State)
4th Vice-President Ben Hart, FL (Management)
Secretary Glen Poe, WV (Federal)
Treasurer Cotton Jarrell, NM (Management)
Click here for full list of officers and executive committee members

For More Information

Write to: Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association P.O. Box 9375 Arlington, VA 22219
Or call: (304) 256-3223  Or fax: (304) 256-3319  Or e-mail: