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Top Twenty Violations Tips

This document is intended to provide general information for users in recognizing and evaluating common mine hazard issues. It is intended to provide summary guidance to facilitate compliance and should not be relied upon as comprehensive. It does not attempt to assess all of the facts and circumstances of a particular mining situation, and should not be relied upon to determine whether or not a specific violation exists at a mine. Users are encouraged to read the full text of the applicable MSHA standard, the Program Policy Manual, and to seek legal counsel if necessary.