MSHA News Release: [04/25/2006]
Contact: Dirk Fillpot Amy Louviere
Phone: (202) 693-9406 (202) 693-9423
Release Number 06-706-PHI
Mine Safety Agency to Hold Public Hearing in Arlington
ARLINGTON, Va. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will hold a public hearing on the Emergency Temporary Standard for Mine Evacuation April 28 at MSHA headquarters, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, in Arlington. The standard was issued March 9 to improve protection of miners during and after underground coal mine accidents and evacuations.
MSHA's emergency temporary standard is aimed at strengthening mine safety practices in four key areas: training, accident notification requirements for mine operators, self-contained self-rescue devices and lifelines. This is only the third time since 1978 that MSHA has pursued an emergency temporary standard.
|What:||Mine Safety and Health Administration's Public Hearing on|
Emergency Temporary Standard for Mine Evacuation
|When:||Friday, April 28|
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1100 Wilson Boulevard
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