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.

Executive Committee meeting on 10/13/2015 at TRAM

The Fall 2015 meeting of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association Executive Committee will be held on October 13, 2015 at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy during the TRAM Conference. The meeting will be held immediately after the TRAM opening session.

2015 National Meeting on June 9-11, 2015

The 2015 National Meeting and Training Seminar of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association was held on June 9-11, 2015 at the Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach in Virginia Beach,VA. The 2016 meeting will be held in Branson, MO at a date to be determined.

More details  –   Download registration flyer – Download final program

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: (703) 235-0249  Or fax: (703) 235-0011  Or e-mail: