Stay Out! Stay Alive!
"Stay Out-Stay Alive" is a national public awareness campaign aimed at warning children and adults about the dangers of exploring and playing on active and abandoned mine sites.
Every year, dozens of people are injured or killed in recreational accidents on mine property. MSHA launched "Stay Out-Stay Alive" in 1999 to educate the public about the existing hazards. The campaign is a partnership of more than 70 federal and state agencies, private organizations, businesses and individuals.
Throughout the year, "Stay Out-Stay Alive" partners visit schools, communities and youth organizations around the country to educate children about the importance of steering clear of active and abandoned mines.
For further information on the ôStay Out, Stay Alive (SOSA) program, please submit your question to "Ask MSHA".
To report unsafe public mine access, abandoned mine emergencies or abandoned mine locations, call the MSHA Hotline at: