MSHA's Accident Prevention Program
"Glow in the Dark"
Paints that glow in the dark are being improved, and have potential for safety improvements both underground and on the surface. Some paints can glow continuously for up to four days after a single exposure to light. Increasing the visibility of miners, equipment, and hazards can create a safer working environment. Some examples of uses for glow-in-the-dark paint are:
These paints can be another way to "Be Seen and Be Safe."
For information on manufacturers that are known to MSHA to have such products available, contact MSHA's Applied Engineering Division at 304-547-2303 or e-mail zzMSHA-InnovativeProducts@dol.gov.