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Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA's Accident Prevention Program
Miner's Tip

Designate Someone

Safety Something YOU can live with!
Mine Type: All
Category: Communication, General Safety, Hoisting & Elevators, Material Handling

When a job requires moving machinery in a confined area where others are in close proximity, designate one person with the sole responsibility of communicating with the machine operator. With only 1 person communicating to the operator, focus will be on the specific communication, as opposed to others whose actions may be misunderstood.

Designate Someone

MSHA extends a thank you and a tip of the hardhat to
Mike Bestgen,
a winner of a limited edition sticker and patch.

If you have a tip you would like to pass on, you can e-mail it to If your tip is selected, you will receive credit in this space.

Issued: 01/31/2006
Tag # AP2006-92049