MSHA's Safety Targets Program
Roof Bolter Safety
MSHA believes all these types of accidents can be eliminated if operators follow the simple rules outlined in this Roof Bolter Safety Package.
In addition to the 1994 Task Force Report, this package includes information addressing the safety hazards associated with all roof bolter activities. It is being reissued to be shared with all miners working on, or near roof bolters for the following reasons:
- Many new roof bolter operators have been hired in recent years.
- Many roof bolter operators were working in other job classifications previously and may not be aware of the contents of the original 1994 report.
- Periodically, all equipment operators should be re-alerted to the inherent hazards of the machine operation.
Please share this information with your co-workers and discuss it at safety meetings. If you have questions or need additional copies of this information, please contact Michael Getto by phone
at 304 547 2303 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please note, due to the extensive nature of the content found on the CD's and/or DVD's we are providing you with a sample of what may be found. If you are interested in the entire content, please see the contact information above.
- Booklet - Roof and Rib Control - Coal Miner's Handbook
- Poster - Attention Roof Bolters
- Poster - Hand's Off
- MSHA Job Safety Tip (Roof Bolter - Anthracite)
- CD - Contains:
- Fatalgrams - "Roof/Rib Fall"
- Fatalgrams - "Entanglement"
- Miner's Tip
- Coal Mine Safety and Health Info-Grams and Close Call Accidents
- Best Practices
- Hazard Alerts - Fletcher Mining Equipment Information Bulletins
- Program Information Bulletins
- Equipment Safety and Health Concerns Internet Link
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