Fletcher planted roots in the mining industry in 1937 by providing custom, cutting-edge solutions. It was quickly realized that this industry is like no other – a large, connected family. Since then, the company has been built on providing answers to some of mining’s toughest questions. At Fletcher, open-dialogue is at the heart of our efforts, as we prefer one-on-one conversations to grow and improve our industry together. As part of our efforts to keep our industry connected and provide the resources our customers may need, we have compiled the below organizations with accessible links:
United States Department of Labor - MSHA
The purpose of the Mine Safety and Health Administration is to prevent death, disease, and injury from mining and to promote safe and healthful workplaces for the Nation's miners. The Mine Safety and Health Administration, protecting Miners' Safety and Health Since 1978.
The Holmes Safety Association (HSA) is a nonprofit association that began in1926 to promote health and safety in the mining industry and consists of representatives from Federal and State Governments, Mining Organizations and Labor.
Center for Disease Control - NIOSH
For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) - Providing National and World Leadership to Prevent Workplace Illnesses and Injuries.
The National Mining Association
The National Mining Association represents U.S. mining before Congress, the administration, federal agencies, the judiciary and the media. Focusing on policymaking, regulatory and permitting matters, as well as litigation, NMA's strategic positions amplify the voice of the American mining community - and its current and future business needs.
Located in Charleston, W.Va., the West Virginia Coal Association is a trade association representing more than 90 percent of the state's underground and surface coal mine production. Its purpose is to have a unified voice representing the state's coal industry as well as increase emphasis on coal as a reliable energy source to help the nation achieve energy independence.
Headquartered in Lexington, KCA is the state's leading coal association with members representing both Eastern and Western Kentucky, surface and underground production, and union and non-union operations. This diversity helps the association build a consensus approach in problem solving and dealing with the complex issues facing the industry today.
RMCMI is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the promotion of western coal through education. Member states are Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. The Institute is proud to claim members from throughout the United States, and from Canada. Membership is diverse and includes individuals from both surface and underground mines, equipment manufacturers, service/supply firms, utilities, coal transporters, law firms, government, universities and colleges, financial institutions, and others interested in supporting the industry.
The Friends of Coal is a volunteer organization that consists of both West Virginians and residents from beyond our borders. Membership is free and the level of involvement by members is at their own discretion. The Friends of Coal is dedicated to inform and educate West Virginia citizens about the coal industry and its vital role in the state's future. The goal is to provide a united voice for an industry that has been and remains a critical economic contributor to West Virginia.
The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) is a leading voice and advocate for the aggregates industry. Its purpose is to advance public policies that protect and expand the safe, environmentally responsible use of aggregates that build America’s infrastructure and economy.
The International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) was founded in 1974, to advance the science and art of explosives engineering. The ISEE is well represented with more than 4,000 professionals in over 90 countries, and 42 local chapters. The ISEE functions as a voice for the entire industry, bridging the gap between blasters and homeowners and lobbying governments for change.
The Kentucky Crushed Stone Association (KCSA) is based in Frankfort, Kentucky. The association was established in 1944 and today has more than 100 members. The non-profit organization promotes quality within the aggregates industry throughout the commonwealth of Kentucky. The association maintains partnerships with higher education institutions to promote a broad range of occupations involved in the industry.
From the beginning, the mission of the IMI has been straightforward. Promote the mining industries through technical support, education, and information transfer. The Illinois Mining Institute has for its objective the advancement of the mining industry, by encouraging and promoting the
• study and investigation of mining problems, by
• encouraging education in practical and scientific mining, and by
• diffusing information that would be of benefit to its members.
Nevada Mining Association
For more than 100 years, the Nevada Mining Association has partnered with policymakers, regulators, and community leaders to ensure the State’s natural resources can be protected while mining communities are allowed to thrive.
SME is a professional society whose members represent all professions serving the mining, minerals and underground construction industries in more than 100 countries. SME members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the worldwide minerals community through information exchange and professional development.
AMPP represents the largest global community of corrosion and protective coatings professionals. Members are dedicated to advancing technical and practical expertise in corrosion prevention and control. AMPP provides members with the knowledge and resources to ensure high performance materials are used to build and maintain sustainable infrastructure.
Association for Iron & Steel Technology
The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) is a non-profit organization with 15,500 members from more than 70 countries. With 30 Technology Committees and 21 Local Members Chapters, AIST represents an incomparable network of steel industry knowledge and expertise.
Occupation Safety & Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a large regulatory agency of the United States Department of Labor that originally had federal visitorial powers to inspect and examine workplaces.