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.
2017 Conference a Success – 2018 Conference in Colorado
The 2017 Joint National Meeting and Training Seminar of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association and the Holmes Mine Rescue Association was held on June 6-8, 2017 at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Traverse City MI.
The 2018 conference will be held in Colorado in June. The 2019 conference is planned for North Carolina. Watch the website for updates.
Apply now for 2017 JAHSA Scholarships – Due May 1, 2017
Scholarship applications for Joseph A. Holmes Safety Associations scholarships to support students during the 2017-2018 school year are due on May 1, 2016.
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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