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MSHA Occupational Illness and Injury Prevention Program web site includes health tips, programs, and material that can be used to prevent occupational illnesses and injuries in the mining industry. The health tips, programs and materials were donated by miners, mine operators, MSHA employees, and other interested parties.

We encourage you to submit your ideas for inclusion on this site. You can do this by presenting your ideas to any MSHA employee or directly to Illness Prevention Program. If your idea is posted, you will receive recognition for your idea, both on this site and in any hardcopy publication.

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Your Health Comes First!

   Applied Technology for Occupational Illness and Injury Prevention
    MSHA has arranged to review specific solutions to various types of situations which may give rise to occupational illness and/or injury and inform the miing industry of these solutions through best practices and video tapes.

   Miner's Tips and Health Ideas by Category
    Search for "Health Ideas" or "Tips" by category.

   Miner's Tips and Health Ideas by Mining Type
    Search for "Health Ideas" or "Tips" by Mine Type.


Surface Mines
Surface Coal Coal Surface Metal Metal
Surface Nonmetal Nonmetal Surface Stone Stone
Sand and Gravel Sand and Gravel  
Underground Mines
Underground Coal Coal Underground Metal Metal
Underground Nonmetal Nonmetal Underground Stone Stone
Mills and Plants
Coal Plants Coal Plants Mills - Metal Metal Mills
Mills - Nonmetal Nonmetal Mills Mills -  Stone Stone Mills


   Health Topics
    A listing of available health hazard information by topic.