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Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health
Resource Page

If you operate or work at a coal mine, this page is probably not for you. This page is designed to assist operators and miners working at metal and nonmetal mines. Metal and nonmetal mining is divided into four broad categories: metal, nonmetal, stone, and sand and gravel. These broad categories encompass approximately 80 different commodities that are mined to provide the raw materials for producing items found all around us in our every day lives.
 
Compliance and Policy Updates
Answers to Some FAQ's
  • PPL P12-IV-01 - Safety Belts and Lines (30 C.F.R. §§ 56/57.15005)
  • Inspection of Mobile Equipment Parked on Ready Lines
  • 30 CFR § 56.14205 - Machinery, equipment, and tools
  • 30 CFR § 56.9300 - Berms or guardrails
  • 30 CFR § 56.14130(g) - Roll-over protective structures (ROPS) and seat belts
  • 30 CFR § 56.14207 - Parking procedures for unattended equipment
  • 30 CFR § 56.20011 - Barricades and warning signs
  • 30 CFR § 56.14200 - Warnings prior to starting or moving equipment.

  • Other Materials
  • Man Lift Hazard Alert
  • Clarification of standards: 30 CFR §§ 56/57.4501; 56/57.14105; 56/57.12016; and 56/57.12017
    PDF Version    Powerpoint Version
  • Pipe Safety
  • Conveyor Startup Fatalities
  • Hazard Alert - Powered Haulage - Don't become the 100th...
  • Best Practices for Tire Repair, Replacement and Maintenance
  • October Fatal Alert
  • Hazard Alert
    Arc Flash Hazard
  • Hazard Alert
    Water-Related Fatalities
  • Program Policy Letter - P14-IV-01
    Reissue of P11-IV-01: Examination of working places (30 CFR §§ 56/57.18002)
  • Hazard Alerts
    A Collection
  • Hazard Alert
    Arc Flash Creates Fireball
  • Hazard Alert
    Workplace Examinations
  • Hazard Alert
    Tasktraining
  • Program Information Bulletin - P10-19
    Realignment of District Mine Inspection Boundaries

  • Guarding
  • Guarding Phase I - Guarding Conveyor Belts at Metal & Nonmetal Mines
    This guide provides compliance information to help the metal and nonmetal mining industry meet current requirements of the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA’s) guarding standards addressing conveyor belts.

       - PDF Version
       - Powerpoint Version

  • Guarding Phase II - Guarding Machinery at Metal & Nonmetal Mines
    This guide provides compliance information to help the metal and nonmetal mining industry meet current requirements of the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA’s) guarding standards addressing equipment other than conveyor belts.

       - PDF Version
       - Powerpoint Version

  • Federal Register Document 88-19019
    - Safety Standards for Loading, Hauling, and Dumping and Machinery and Equipment at Metal and Nonmetal Mines; Final Rule
  • Ladder Safety Standards
    This guide provides compliance information to help the metal and nonmetal mining industry meet current requirements of the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA’s) ladder safety standards.
       - Powerpoint
       - PDF

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    General Information
  • Metal/Nonmetal (M/NM)
  • M/NM Districts
  • Maps to District and Field Offices
  • Address & Telephone Information
  • Part 50 Immediate Notification
  • Hazardous Condition Complaints
  • Data Retrieval System
  • Metal and Nonmetal Program Policy Manual
  • Metal And Nonmetal Health Inspection Procedures
  • 30 CFR Subchapter K – Metal and Nonmetal
    Mine Safety and Health
       - Part 56 H&S Standards for Surface M/NM mines
       - Part 57 H&S Standards for Underground
          M/NM mines

       - Part 58 Health Standards for M/NM mines
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    Safety Information
  • Conveyor Belt Safety
       - Safety Poster
       - Alert
  • Explosives Security
  • Cable Fault Testers
  • High Voltage Switch Maintenance
  • Fuel Firing Explosions
  • Drilling with Augers & Jacklegs
  • Safe Use of Hand Held Drills
  • Maintenance & Repair Safety
  • Crane Hoist Safety
  • Seat Belt Safety
  • Guarding Conveyor Belts at Metal & Nonmetal Mines
       - PDF Version
       - Powerpoint Version


  • Safety Pro in a Box
  • Hazards of Acetylene
  • Fall Protection
       - Fall Danger Alert
       - Chain Alert
  • Winter Safety
  • Haulage Safety
       - Safety Flyer
       - Seat Belts
       - Loader Alert
  • Equipment Hazard Alerts
  • Material Handling
  • Surface Haulage
       - Blind Area Elimination: Video Cameras...
       - Haulage Collision Avoidance
  • Surface Powered Haulage Safety
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    Health Information
  • Operator Survey Requirements Under 30 CFR 56/57.5002
  • MSHA Increased Emphasis on Improved Implementation of Surveys at MNM Mines Presentation
        - Powerpoint Version    PDF Version
  • Procedure Instruction Letter I12-IV-02
  • Metal/Nonmetal Operators Exposure Monitoring Requirements Guidance
  • News Release
  • 5002 Inspector Training
        - Powerpoint Version    PDF Version
  • MSHA 5002 Policy Briefing
        - Powerpoint Version    PDF Version

  • Noise Exposure

       - Noise Emphasis Program

       - MSHA Noise Emphasis Program Inspector Training

       - A Re-Look at Noise Exposure

       - Health Standards for Occupational Noise Exposure Resources Page
  • Asbestos Single Source Page
  • Health Standards
  • Diesel Particulate
  • Toolbox to Reduce Diesel Exposure
  • IG 103 - A Practical Guide to an Occupational Health Program for Respirable Crystalline Silica
  • 2010 Metal/Nonmetal Health Sampling Program
  • NIOSH IC 9521 - Best Practices for Dust Control in Metal/Nonmetal Mining
  • NIOSH IR 9689 - Dust Control Handbook for Industrial Minerals Mining and Processing
  • MNM Health Inspection Procedures Manual
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    Accident Prevention Tips by Mine Type
  • Metal Surface
  • Metal Underground
  • Metal Mills
  • Nonmetal Surface
  • Nonmetal Underground
  • Nonmetal Mills
  • Stone Surface
  • Stone Underground
  • Stone Mills
  • Sand and Gravel
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    Risk Assessment & Management
  • SLAM RISKS the Smart Way!
  • Best Practices
  • Safety Aides
  • Job Task Analysis & Training
  • Part 46 Training Assistance
  • Part 46 Q&A's/compliance guide