Inspired Safety -Yields- Sustainable Bottom Line

Mining Industry (Mineral & Coal)

Serving Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia and beyond. Training provider for "Surface" and "Underground" Coal as well as Quarry & Mineral Mining. Covering mandated New Miner, Annual Refresher, Electrical Retraining, Mine Foreman Continuing Education and Advance First Aid certification. Special classes can be developed and provided on a contractual basis.

MSHA - District 5 approved  coal mine training plans.

Web site URL:

Office Address:

20 Russell Street

PO Box 819

Lebanon, Virginia 24266

Division of EXTOL Corporation, Inc.

General Industry & Construction

Serving Tennessee, , North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and beyond.  Providing comprehensive training for 10-hour and 30-hour OSHA courses needed by non-mining workforce.

In addition we shall offer  the to Electrical Standards (NFPA 70-E); Confined Space, Equipment Guarding and other OSHA courses necessary to provide safety compliance and reduce accident incident rates.

Partnering with East Kentucky University (EKU) OSHA-OTIE Center




Division EXTOL Corporation, Inc

Authroized OSHA & MSHA & DPOR

Provider of world class training and consulting service to meet and exceed your company's safety and technical needs. Instructors are highly experienced in safety being veterans trainers with real world experience. Our organization can help develop training programs to help you be compliant with federal and/or state regulations; to be added to your training plans or develop new JSA or action plans. Our associates shall deliver highest level of safety training courses for both surface and/or underground mining complexes; American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED training. For the general industry-manufacturing/service sectors, we can deliver quality program courses covering either General Industry (29CFR-1910) and for your entities providing Construction Operations (29CFR-1926).

Let us assist your trades personnel with mandated  retraining  (DPOR) working with  local colleges

Where Training Is Conducted

Training Location

Do You Need Us To Travel

Construction Safety,  Mine Safety & Health Administration, Occupational Health & Safety: Our instructors can accommodate your training requirements locally in Lebanon Virginia; or utilize your training facilities.

On a contractual basis, our staff can travel to your training location of preference. We can arrange for training to be conducted on your property; or arrange to utilize facilities in you local  region. We can schedule travel throughout the surrounding states boarding Virginia; or make accommodation to travel across the USA.

Russell County & Tazewell County



Your Training Location of Choice

Call to Schedule Training Date




Instructional Staff Bio's' (Current-Pending-Lapsed)

Larry E. Hughes, BSEET, CMS, CS&HS, PSS&H: OSHA - MSHA - DPOR - EPA - Alternative  Power


Surface & Underground Mine Foreman; Electrical Worker, Cable Splicer, Maintenance Foreman, Chief Electrician; Hoisting Engineering; Diesel Engine Repairman/Instructor; Drill Operator; Shor Firer- Conventional & Solid Blasting; Gas Detection (VA & KY); also pasted the VA-DMME mine inspector exam (VA)

Mine Safety Committee Member



Virginia - BCME Certified Mining Instructor, UG & Surface, Electrical - Coal & Mineral

Kentucky - Mining Instructor - UG & Surface, Electrical

West Virginia - Mining Instructor - UG & Surface (80 hr & 40 hr)


Authorized Instructor  through the EKU's OTIE Center for both  General Industry (CFR 1910) & Construction (CFR 1926)

Certified Safety and Health Specialist   (CSHS-General Industry 1910)

Certified Safety and Health Specialist  (CSHS-Construction Industry 1926)

OSHA's Public Sector Public & Health Certificate for General Industry 1910

First Aid: 

American Red Cross - First Aid/CPR/AED; previous VAEMTA, technician; CPR Instructor 


VA-DPOR (Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations): Certified Trades- Master Electrician, Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC); Plumbing; Gas Fitter; authorized instructor 


Certified Electrical Worker (lapsed)


 (Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute): certified ICE (Industry Competency Exam) Air Conditioning, Heat Pumps & Light Commercial Refrigeration


Instructor/Proctor (National Center for Construction Education and Research): Electrical , HVAC, Plumbing, Concrete Finisher, Core, Carpentry, Management Education, Your Role in the Green Environment


 Authorized Instructor/Proctor: 608 & 609 Clean Air Act Refrigerant (approved through ESCO Institute, NATE, AHRI, MAC, RSES):; EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) certified via Conner Institute; and EPA certified 608 Universal Technician (Type 1 - 2 - 3) & 609 MVAC

Home Energy Auditor:

 BPI (Building Performance Institute) and trained through HERS Rater Program (Home Energy Rating - RESNET- residential Energy Service Network)


 (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) level one installation certification for Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems


IS-00100.HE Introduction to the Incident Command, ICS-100 Higher Education


Associate Professor Industrial Technology

Adjunct Professor  OSHA Safety

Instructor Mine Health and Safety

Nick Nelson: Miner Training; Electrical-Industrial Maintenance 

  • Safety Committee Chairman for Automotive Manufacturing Plant
  • Authorized employee representative for OSHA audit within a Mining Manufacturing Plant;
  • Manufacture's Field Service Technician for Underground Mining site visits;
  • Industrial Electrician for two large manufacturing companies;
  • Adjunct Professor in the Business, Engineering and Industrial Technology Division for a Community College;

  • Virginia's Division of Mine, Mineral and Energy (DMME) certified BCME Mining Instructor (teaching New Miner Orientation Classes for both Surface and Underground Mine recruits; along with Annual Refresher Training and Electrical Retraining;
  • Commonwealth of Virginia's DMME certified as: General Miner Surface; Surface Electrician; Qualified Gas & Gas Detection Instrumentation;
  • Commonwealth of Virginia's DMM-Mineral certified General Miner & certified Electrical  Repairman

  • EPA Certified Refrigeration; Universal (Type 1-2-3) of the 608 and certified 609 Clean Air Act;

  • Certified NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) Instructor: Core, Electrical, HVAC;

  • AAS Degree in Psychology, Education and Business Administrations;
  • VA-DPOR Certified Master Electrician with experience teaching V-DPOR Trades recertification.

New Partinership and Trainings Options (Coming Soon)

Training venture pending and in processing stages with varied stakeholders to offer more comprehensive training venues and consulting solutions; providing expanded options for tutoring, credentialing and certifications.

EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

; Radon Evaluation; EPA's Lead based: RRP (Renovation, Repair Painting Rule);

Asbestos Abatement Process

Virginia Driver Improvement Clinics

Commonwealth of Virginia Driver Improvement Clinics:

1) To fulfill a court requirement

2) To fulfill a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requirement

3)  To earn safe driving points.

DOT - Flagger Training

Under Development

AWS (American Welding Society)

Expanding welding training options; providing tutoring and certification through American Welding Society  (AWS) 

**** Call for Details & Scheduling ****


Authorized Testing Center

Approved Proctors

Certification for HVACR Technicians

EPA 608 & 609 Exams

NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills)

Expanding options for tutoring and certification

Key Things to Know: IS: Inspired Safety

Un-Locking Your Emolpyee Potential

We specialize in OSHA 3095 - Electrical Standards (NFPA 70e- Arc Fault-Arc Blast); MSHA Mining Electrical Regulations; Equipment Guarding; Confined Space Training; 10-Hour and 30-Hour OSHA Courses or other special needs. In addition our instructors are experienced with Virginia Department of Professional Regulations (VA-DPOR) Trades and Contractor Legal mandated pre-training & re-training. Our company can proctor (and tutor) individuals in EPA's 608 & 609 Clean Air Act's refrigerant certification and others.

Our organization is providing consulting and/or training in Electrical; Industrial Maintenance - all segments: HVACR Mechanical; or Alternative Energy (Solar Thermal, Photovoltaic or Wind); review and implementing  sustainability for "Green Build". 

Contact us now; our team members are skilled and ready to work with your staff.

Our organization is providing specialized text books, CD' ROM, reference  manuals, study guides for building  technology; and for employment ready exams along with  select required "tech" certification.


Phone:    276-202-14447

IS: Inspired Safety "Yields" Sustainable Bottom-Line 

Return to HOME page - click top left page "Home...See More"

TRAINING OPTIONS: ...... IS: Inspired Safety


See Drop down tab for OSHA Training Page

MSHA Courses

See Drop down Tab for Miner Training Page


Commonwealth of Virginia - Department of Professions and Occupational Regulations

8 hour Contractor Legal Requirements (mandated pre-class befor making application as a contractor)

DPOR Trades Recertification Classes:

Journey/Masters Retraining:

1) - Electrical

2) - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

3) - Plumbing

4) - Gas Fitter 

EPA - Certification: ESCO & NATE Proctors

Environmental Protection Agency

Clean Air Act - Refrigerant Certification - for 608 & 609 Requirements 

RRP Rule - Renovation & Repair Painting Rule (coming soon)

Asbestos Abatement Certification (Coming soon)

New Partnerships Options (Under development)

Commonwealth of Virginia - DMV:

(coming soon - underdevelopment)

Virginia Driver Improvement Clinics: Commonwealth of Virginia's Driver Improvement Clinic, which is a traffic school or defensive driving course for:
1) To fulfill a court requirement
2) To fulfill a Virginia Department to Motor Vehicle (DMV) requirement
3) T earn safe driving points for licensure and insurance discounts


ASW (American Welding Society)

AWS Certified Welding Inspector, available for 

Certification Testing with Tutoring* (Under development*) 

NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) 

(under investigation for specialized training)

Machine Shop - CNC & Mechatronic applications

tutoring and credentialing options

HVAC&R and Electrical Technology

Providing specialized options for consulting, training and certification.

Offering Career Ready Testing and Certificates 

Affiliated with following orgnizations:

ESCO Institute

RSES (Refrigeration Service Engineer Society)

AHRI (Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute)

NATE (North American  Technical Institute)

EKU (East Kentucky University - OTIE Center - OSHA Training)

Affiliated with Workforce/Adult training contact us for details


Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Our team members are here to provide prompt service and quality safety training for your organization.

LE Hughes & Associates Safety Training-Consultants

PO Box 819, 20 Russell St, Lebanon, VA 24266

(276) 202-1447 .....


Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed


To Schedule Appointment

Inspired Safety Yields Sustainable Bottom Line