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January
01/05/2005 News Release
MSHA Announces Mining Fatalities Decline to New Record Low
February
02/09/2005 News Release
Statement of Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health David G. Dye on Alabama Mine Safety Week
02/10/2005 News Release
MSHA's Safety Seminars Address Seasonal Mining Hazards
Agency, Industry Holding 49 Sessions in 40 States Through April
02/14/2005 News Release
Mine Inspector Job Fairs Canceled in Alaska, Idaho, Washington
Reno, Nev., Applicant Screening Still Set for Feb. 19
02/15/2005 News Release
MSHA Announces Sentinels of Safety Rule Changes
More Mine Categories Added, Eligibility Expanded to Smaller Operations
02/22/2005 News Release
Feds Looking to Southeastern U.S. for New Mine Inspectors
March screenings set for Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia
March
03/02/2005 Media Advisory
Mine Safety Officials Hold Press Conference on Recovery of Excel Mine
03/03/2005 News Release
MSHA Highlights Teamwork, Technology in Successful Mine Recovery
03/18/2005 News Release
Free Seminars on Coal Mine Roof Control Set for West Virginia and Pennsylvania
Sessions scheduled for Morgantown and Youngwood April 6 & 7
03/22/2005 News Release
Mine Safety Groups Recognize 10,000th Professional Miner
Texas Dragline Operator Worked Entire 44-year Career Without a Lost-time Injury
03/28/2005 News Release
New Compliance Assistance Products on Machine Guarding Now Available from MSHA
Inadequate Machine Guarding is Major Hazard in Mining Workplaces
April
04/07/2005 Media Advisory
Mine Rescuers Test Their Skills in Simulated Mine Emergency
04/08/2005 Media Advisory
National Mine Public Safety Effort Kicks Off in Denver
"Stay Out-Stay Alive" Campaign Focuses on Children
04/11/2005 News Release
States to Receive $7.9 Million for Mine Safety Training
04/11/2005 News Release
New York State to Receive Nearly $250,000 for Mine Safety Training
04/11/2005 News Release
New England to Receive Nearly $270,000 for Mine Safety Training
04/12/2005 News Release
Federal Mine Safety Agency Urges Kids to "Stay Out-Stay Alive"
National Public Safety Campaign Kicks off Efforts in Denver
04/13/2005 Media Advisory
National Mine Public Safety Effort Kicks Off in Pennsylvania
"Stay Out-Stay Alive" Campaign Focuses on Children
04/15/2005 News Release
Federal Mine Safety Agency Urges Kids to "Stay Out-Stay Alive"
National Public Safety Campaign Kicks off Efforts in Pennsylvania
04/28/2005 News Release
Mine Rescuers Test Their Skills in Simulated Mine Emergency
May
05/11/2005 News Release
Mine Rescuers Test Their Skills in Simulated Mine Emergency (Idaho)
05/18/2005 News Release
Mine Rescuers Test Their Skills in Simulated Mine Emergency (Kansas)
05/20/2005 News Release
MSHA Seeks to Hire Mine Inspectors to Work in Northwest, Western States
Upcoming Screenings in Washington and California
June
06/06/2005 News Release
MSHA Issues Final Rule Strengthening Protections for Underground Metal/Nonmetal Miners Exposed to Diesel Particulate Matter
06/13/2005 News Release
Mine Rescuers Test Their Skills in Simulated Mine Emergency in St. Clairsville, Ohio
July
07/05/2005 News Release
MSHA On-Site Applicant Screenings in Alabama, Colorado and West Virginia
07/05/2005 News Release
Mine Reopening Assisted by Government Agencies, Mining Industry
07/13/2005 News Release
MSHA Launches New Safety and Health Initiative
07/29/2005 News Release
MSHA Proposes Rule to Reduce Miners' Exposure to Asbestos
August
There were no press releases in the month of August.
September
09/07/2005 News Release
MSHA Issues Proposed Rule to Phase in Lower Limit of Exposure to Diesel Particulate Matter for Miners
09/20/2005 News Release
National Mine Rescue Contest in Louisville, Ky., from Sept. 20-23
09/19/2005 News Release
MSHA Extends Comment Period of Proposed Rule For Diesel Particulate Matter, Delays Effective Date of Final Limit
09/20/2005 News Release
Top MSHA and OSHA Officials Highlight U.S. and World Efforts to Improve Safety at Orlando Safety Congress
09/21/2005 News Release
Sentinels of Safety Winners Recognized for Outstanding Safety Records
More Mines Eligible to Win Coveted Award
09/27/2005 News Release
MSHA Sponsors National Electrical Troubleshooting Contest
October
10/04/2005 News Release
MSHA Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Focuses on Addressing Risks to Miners of Drug and Alcohol Use
10/05/2005 News Release
MSHA Hosts Coal Mine Safety and Health State Summit Today
10/11/2005 News Release
MSHA Kicks Off "Winter Alert" Campaign
10/11/2005 News Release
MSHA Develops Core Safety Principles in Alliance with National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association
10/26/2005 News Release
MSHA, Gypsum Association Officials Sign Alliance Agreement
November
11/01/2005 Media Advisory
MSHA Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary to Speak at Joint Western Regional Safety Conference
11/02/2005 Press Release
MSHA Speaker Talks About Building Safe Workplaces
11/09/2005 News Release
New Mine Emergency Operations Database Now Available Online
December
12/27/2005 News Release
MSHA Announces $1.5 Million in Safety, Health Training Grants for Miners in Nine States and the Navajo Nation
12/30/2005 News Release
MSHA Publishes Final Rules for Shaft, Slope Construction Workers and Diesel-Powered Electrical Generators