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.
The 2016 Joint National Meeting and Training Seminar of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association and the Holmes Mine Rescue Association was held on June 28-30, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel Branson in Branson MO. Events included a 100th anniversary celebration of the Association’s founding in 1916.
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Watch here for 2017 meeting details to be announced soon!
2016 JAHSA Scholarships closed May 1 – 2017 to be announced soon
Scholarship applications for Joseph A. Holmes Safety Associations scholarships to support students during the 2016-2017 school year closed on May 1, 2016. The 2017 scholarships will be announced soon
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.
- Holmes Mine Rescue Association information on MSHA.gov
- History and Membership Benefits
- Constitution and Bylaws
- “Come Grow With Us” brochure with information about joining and forming a chapter
- Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association Bulletin: Downloadable current and past issues
- Scholarships to support college students studying health and safety
- Professional Miner Program
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