The State Mine Inspector’s Office aims to promote safe work practices that will assist the miners and mine operators advance the safety and health of their workplaces.
It is the responsibility of this office to enforce the Mining Laws of the State of Wyoming, administer the State Statutes pertaining to the health and safety of the miners, and recommend legislative changes in such regulations when necessary.
Under these statutes, each mining operation in the State is inspected for compliance several times each year, and all complaints, serious accidents, and fatalities are investigated.
The State Mine Inspector’s Office comprises seven members; the State Mine Inspector, five Deputy Mine Inspectors located throughout the State, and an Administrative Assistant. This office is a division of the Department of Workforce Services located in Rock Springs, WY.