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MSHA News Release No. 95-037
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Contact: (703) 235-1452

October 4, 1995

MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH DATA AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET

The U.S. Labor Department's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that it has established a site on the Internet's World Wide Web.

"MSHA is now firmly in place on the information superhighway," said J. Davitt McAteer, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health. "The creation of our Internet site fulfills my commitment to create an extensive electronic repository of on-line information about mine safety and health and the agency."

"I believe that we have an obligation to show the American public what their tax dollars do in terms of promoting the safety and health of our nation's miners," said McAteer.

MSHA's home page can be accessed on the Internet at the following address:

http://www.msha.gov

Additional information including technical reports, fatal mining accident reports, MSHA's annual regulatory plan, proposed rules, public hearing notices and public hearing transcripts will be added to the home page in the near future.

MSHA's home page allows users to access MSHA's gopher server and mining bulletin board system. Users can supplement MSHA's data by linking to additional information sources, such as the Office of Surface Mining, in addition to other agencies within the Department of Labor.