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PROP 2013: Roof Bolter Safety

While the number of underground coal mine roof fall accidents fell dramatically over the last six years, coal mine roof bolters continue to see a steady stream of injuries come their way. Injuries to roof bolters average 500-700 per year. This year, during the annual PROP (Preventive Roof/Rib Outreach Program) initiative, MSHA will focus on roof bolter safety with the following series of posters designed to show the specific dangers that roof bolters encounter and the recommended actions that should be taken to avoid these injuries.


This Year's Resources...

  • Topic 1 - Roof Bolter Roof Fall Injuries
  • Topic 2 - Hands-off Drilling and Bolting
  • Topic 3 - Proper ATRS roof contact is important
  • Topic 4 - Accidental Control Activation
  • 2013 Press Release
  • Best Practices

    These Best Practice Cards may be downloaded and/or printed.

  • BP Card 24 — Extended Cuts Remote Control Miners
  • BP Card 25 — Remote Control Miners
  • BP Card 26 — Roof Evaluation and Examination
  • BP Card 27 — Retreat Mining
  • BP Card 28 — Roof Bolting
  • BP Card 29 — Moving to a New Location, Mine or Job

  • Previous PROP Safety Initiative Material

    Summer 2012 PROP Safety Initiative
    Summer 2011 PROP Safety Initiative
    Summer 2010 PROP Safety Initiative
    Summer 2009 PROP Safety Initiative
  • Retreat Mining - Flyer
  • Billboard Used
  • Full Sized Version of Logo
  • Summer 2007 PROP Safety Initiative Bulletins
  • Roof & Rib Fatalities - Flyer
  • Mobile Roof Supports (MRS) - Flyer
  • Pulling Pillars (Retreat Mining) - Flyer
  • Full Sized Logo
  • Summer 2006 PROP Safety Initiative Bulletins
  • Bulletin #1 — Rib Control

  • Bulletin #2 — Talking Points

  • Bulletin #3 — Trim the Top

  • Bulletin #4 — Control the Immediate Roof
  • Summer 2005 Prop/ Redzone Special Safety Initiative Bulletins
  • Bulletin #1 — PROP Best Practices

  • Bulletin #2 — Red Zone Best Practices

  • Bulletin #3 — Red Zone Safety

  • Bulletin #4 — PROP Hazard Alert



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