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Joseph A. Main - Assistant Secretary of Labor  for Mine Safety and Health From the Assistant Secretary's Desk Archives...

For 2014

  • MSHA issues preliminary mine safety data for calendar year 2013 - April 9, 2014

  • Mining's Changing Culture - 4 years After Upper Big Branch - April 4, 2014

  • Updating the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - March 5, 2014

  • MSHA meets December 31st deadline on Corrective Action Plan: Upper Big Branch Mine-South Internal Review - January 13, 2014

  • 4th quarter/2013 end-of-year fatality summaries
    and wrap up - January 6, 2014

  • For 2013

  • Corrective Action Plan: Upper Big Branch Mine-South Internal Review - January 31, 2013

  • 2012 Fatality Analysis - January 31, 2013

  • Fatal alert: six miner deaths in less than a month - February 20, 2013

  • Commemorating 35 Years of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 - March 8, 2013

  • MSHA Releases 2012 Preliminary Fatality and Injury Data - April 8, 2013

  • MSHA 2013 First Quarter Fatality Data Release - April 24, 2013

  • Corrective Action Plan: Upper Big Branch Mine-South Internal Review - April 25, 2013

  • Worker's Memorial Day - April 26, 2013

  • Alpha Training Center - June 28, 2013

  • Improving Mine Operator Examination Compliance at Underground Coal Mines - July 1, 2013

  • Mine safety moving in the right direction: MSHA final 2012 data shows lowest injury, fatality rates in US history, and improved compliance - July 10, 2013

  • Recent MSHA Outreach with Metal/Nonmetal Stakeholders - July 16, 2013

  • Corrective Action Plan: Upper Big Branch Mine-South Internal Review - July 18, 2013

  • Mining Deaths the first half of 2013 - July 31, 2013

  • Labor Day - August 30, 2013

  • Corrective Action Plan: Upper Big Branch Mine-South Internal Review - October 29, 2013

  • Mine Rescue Day - October 30, 2013

  • 4th quarter/2013 end-of-year fatality summaries and wrap up

  • MSHA meets December 31st deadline on Corrective Action Plan: Upper Big Branch Mine-South Internal Review

  • For 2012

  • "Rules to Live By III" - January 31, 2012

  • A/S Main, MSHA officials observe new safety technologies during mine visits - April 11, 2012

  • First Quarter 2012 Fatality Analysis - April 25, 2012

  • Recognizing Workers' Memorial Day - April 28, 2012

  • Corrective Action Plan: Upper Big Branch Mine-South Internal Review - June 26, 2012

  • Mid-year (2012) summary of fatal accidents - July 19, 2012

  • Upper Big Branch Mine Miners Memorial Dedication - July 27, 2012

  • 10th Anniversary of Quecreek Mine Rescue - July 28, 2012

  • Assistant Secretary discusses recent metal/nonmetal outreach and safety and health improvements - October 1, 2012

  • Mine fatality, injury rates fell to historic low in 2011; MSHA releases 2012 third-quarter fatality summary - October 15, 2012

  • Corrective Action Plan: Upper Big Branch Mine-South Internal Review - November 15, 2012

  • National Miners Day - December 6, 2012
  • For 2011

  • MSHA-IMCC MOU - May 10, 2011

  • PROP 2011 - July 14, 2011

  • Celebrating 40 Years of Mine Safety and Health

  • Fatal Accidents - February 10, 2011

  • 2011 First Half Fatality Update - July 27, 2011
  • For 2010

  • "Rules to Live By" - February 11, 2010