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
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
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