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January
01/03/2001 McAteer Joins Benefits Review Board
01/04/2001 Mining Deaths Drop Overall in 2000
01/10/2001 President Clinton Signs International Convention to Raise Mine Safety and Health Standards Worldwide
01/18/2001 MSHA Rules Will Control Miners' Exposure to Diesel Particulate
February
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March
03/03/2001 Stone, Sand and Gravel Mine Operators Get Free Safety Training Workshops
April
04/16/2001 MSHA Public Safety Campaign Stresses that Mines and Minors Don't Mix
04/24/2001 MSHA Taking Mine Safety Tips to Miners During On-Site Visits
May
05/07/2001 Mine Rescue Teams to Stage Mock Mine Disaster In Green River, Wyoming
05/25/2001 Public Service Announcements Warn Against Swimming in Quarries
June
06/22/2001 Ohio Valley Mine Rescue Contest Winners
Rescue Teams from West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Illinois Take Top Honors
06/18/2001 Mock Mine Disaster Puts Rescue Teams in Top Form for Actual Mine Emergencies
July
07/05/2001 DOL Reaches Partial Settlement in Litigation Over Diesel Particulate Rules
Important Provisions To Go Into Effect July 5, 2001
07/05/2001 Chao Challenges Mining Community to Reduce Accidents
07/13/2001 MSHA Conducting One-Day Compliance Assistance Workshops on New Diesel Rule
Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee, Nevada are Among Seminar Sites
07/17/2001 MSHA Report on Second Willow Creek Mine Explosion Available Sites
August
08/10/2001 Chao to Celebrate National Mine Health and Safety Academy Anniversary
National Mine Academy's 25th Anniversary Celebration Open to the Public
(DOL Release 01-266)
08/14/2001 Chao Advocates For Coal Miners Commemorative Stamp
National Announcement Made at Mining Academy's 25th Anniversary Celebration
(DOL Release 01-269)
08/22/2001 Sentinels of Safety Award Celebrates 75 Years
Mining Operations Recognized for Outstanding Safety Records in 2000
08/28/2001 MSHA Extends Comment Period On Hazard Communication Standard
September
09/17/2001 MINE RESCUERS FROM AROUND U.S. TEST THEIR SKILLS
National Mine Rescue Contest brings Mine Rescue Teams to Louisville, Ky.
(DOL Release 01-313)
09/27/2001 MSHA Announces Team to Investigate Fatal Alabama Coal Mine Blast
Investigation Will Begin Immediately (DOL Release 01-327)

Statement by Dave D. Lauriski, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Sept. 27, 2001
09/27/2001 Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health to Hold Media Briefing
(DOL Release 01-326)
09/24/2001 MSHA RESPONDS TO ALABAMA MINE EMERGENCY
Explosion Results in Casualties (DOL Release 01-321)
October
10/03/2001 MINE SAFETY DIRECTOR PROMOTES HEIGHTENED SAFETY
Mine Deaths Show Short-Term Increase (DOL Release 01-338)
10/11/2001 Teams from Pa., Ill., and W. Va. Take Top Honors
2001 Mine Safety and Health Administration National Mine Rescue Contest Results (DOL Release 01-350)
10/12/2001 Media Advisory
Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health to Hold Media Update
Investigation Team Leader To Be Introduced (DOL Release 01-355)
10/15/2001 Mine Safety Head Discusses Recovery Efforts at Jim Walter #5
Introduces Lead Investigator in Accident (DOL Release 01-358)
10/17/2001 MSHA: SERIOUS VIOLATIONS IN MARTIN COUNTY SLURRY DISASTER
Agency Also Reviewing Internal Impoundment Approval Procedures
(DOL Release 01-364)
10/26/2001 MSHA Issues Annual Winter Alert Safety Message
Increased Hazards In Underground Coal Mining During The Winter Months
(DOL Release 01-394)
November
11/05/2001 CHAO TO PRESENT AWARDS FOR MINE SAFETY
Sentinels of Safety Awards Considered The Most Prestigious In Industry
(DOL Release 01-412)
11/06/2001 CHAO PRESENTS MINE SAFETY AWARDS Sentinels of Safety Awards Considered The Most Prestigious In Industry
(DOL Release 01-413)
11/16/2001 Accident Investigation Team to Visit Presumed Site of Mine Explosion
(DOL Release 01-437)
December
12/07/2001 Lauriski Addresses Northwest Mining Association
MSHA Secretary Encourages Safety During Annual Conference
(DOL Release 01-463)
12/17/2001 Investigation Into Alabama Mine Explosion Enters Next Phase
Miners Back At Work
(DOL Release 01-481)
12/19/2001 MSHA, Massey and W.Va. Develop Innovative Training
Curriculum Aimed at Enhanced Mine Safety
(DOL Release 01-478)



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