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Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA's Accident Prevention Program
Safety Idea

Designate Your Miner

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 zzMSHA-MinersTips@dol.gov. If your tip is selected, you will receive credit in this space.



Issued: 02/24/2006
Tag # AP2006-92604