Section 16-60-264

Academy to conduct studies, research, demonstrations.

The Alabama Mining Academy shall conduct such studies, research, experiments, and demonstrations as may be appropriate:

(1) To improve working conditions and practices in coal or other mines, and to prevent accidents and occupational diseases originating in the coal or other mining industry;

(2) To prepare and publish from time to time, reports on new, innovative approaches to safer, more productive mining techniques;

(3) To develop improved means or methods of training maintenance personnel;

(4) To develop and continually upgrade programs for the safety awareness training of Alabama miners;

(5) To develop and maintain state-of-the-art training for electrical personnel;

(6) To maintain and train two fully equipped well-trained mine rescue teams;

(7) To develop techniques for the prevention and control of roof falls; and

(8) To develop new or improved means and methods of mine ventilation.

(Acts 1985, No. 85-760, p. 1269, §5.)