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New Mexico Bureau of Mine Safety

The New Mexico Bureau of Mine Safety (BMS) exists to actively promote the safety of the miners, contractors, operators, researchers, and other persons associated with operating mines, and performing earthwork or rock excavation within New Mexico. BMS training and initiatives focus on accident prevention and have contributed to a superb safety record in New Mexico. 

Chris Hefner was appointed the New Mexico State Mine Inspector in Sept. 2019. He can be reached at 575-835-5458.

Next NM Mining Safety Board Meeting: The NMMSB will be holding a regular meeting on January 12, 2023 at 1 PM either in Albuquerque or Socorro. Exact location is not yet determine. Further information can be obtained by emailing: debora.mcvey@nmt.edu or by calling 575 835 5460.

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