| MSHA's Accident Prevention Program
|Mine Type: All|
|Category: General Safety and Communications|
Miners have become ill because they missed taking their regular dosage of prescription medication. Missing these dosages has created complications for mine rescue operations. Missing dosages can also cause miners to become incapacitated during their shift. If a miner becomes incapacitated while operating machinery, they are putting themselves as well as anyone near them at risk of injury or death.
MSHA's Medical Review Officer recommends that miners should keep a week's supply of medications with them, and wear appropriate notification for first responders (Please see: Medical Alert Tip).
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|Tag #||AP2007- 94239|