Safety Flyers for the Mining Industry
As part of an on-going effort to get valuable information to you we are providing Safety Flyers via the internet. These files will be in PDF. Please feel free to print, distribute and otherwise use these files.
|Current Safety Flyers|
|Safety Alert! - (Dated 3/27/2013)
FALL PROTECTION AWARENESS
|Accident Prevention Alert! - (Dated 3/22/2012)
3 Foreman, 1 Miner Killed - 4 Consecutive Weekends! - See Alert
|Ansul Dry Chem Fill Level Bulletin and Paper
ANSUL has received several inquiries regarding the proper dry chemical fill levels to be expected during routine semi-annual maintenance of A-101 vehicle suppression system tanks. As a result of these inquiries, a review of this issue has taken place. - See Bulletin - See Paper
|Belt Fire Prevention|
|Benshaw RS Series Reduced Voltage Motor Starters - (Dated September 22, 2009)
Benshaw issued a warning safety notice to inform users of the Benshaw RS solid state reduced voltage starters with SCR bypass contactors of a potential safety hazard. To eliminate this potential hazard, Benshaw will supply at no charge a relay interlock kit to be installed in the control logic for the motor starter. Please refer to the attached bulletin for affected starters and contact information.
|Conveyor Belt Fire Prevention|
|Conveyer Belt Sprinkler System - See Flyer |
| Safety Alert - Crane Turret Bearing Fastener Safety - (Dated 05/24/2011)
Mobile crane accidents have occurred in the mining industry when the turret or slew bearing suddenly detached from the base of the crane as a result of bolt fastener and bearing race failures.
|Electrical Cable Safety Bulletin
Many accidents have occurred when miners repairing trailing cables fail to lock out and tag the plug. These accidents occur when power is restored by someone other than the individual making the repairs and without his or her knowledge. - See Flyer
|Highwall and Portal Safety|
|Highwall and Shovel Safety|
|Safety Alert! - (Dated 4/18/2012)
Hydraulic Cylinders Best Practices
| Let's Talk Shortcuts... - (Dated 03/2009)
Every time you take a 'short cut', you put more than yourself at risk. When anyone chooses to take a chance and take a shortcut by ignoring safety, they put everyone in the mine at risk!!
| High-Pressure Hosing - - (Dated 09/2009)|
Best Maintenance Practices
Longwall systems utilize high-pressure fluid to operate the shield supports, and that fluid is transported in high-pressure hoses, which can be damaged due to exposure to environmental conditions and physical stress. Damage to hoses may also result from the routine removal of the hoses for longwall system relocation and maintenance. This type of damage can be minimized to some degree.
Several entrapment accidents have occurred recently where mine elevators have stopped in the shaft hoistway or have failed to properly align with the landing such that the doors would not open. Elevators at mines and preparation plants share equipment common to elevators found in office buildings, schools, and hospitals. - See Flyer
| Safety Alert - Off-Road Tire Fires - See Flyer - (Dated 07/2010)|
| Safety Alert - 2010 Fatalities At Small Aggregate Operations - (Dated 01/2011)
23% of Total 2010 Metal/Nonmetal Fatalities - See Flyer
|Safety Alert! - (Dated 3/28/2012)
Four fatalities occurred at MNM mines in the first three months of 2012 - See Alert
|Powered Haulage and Seat Belts
Collisions, roll overs, over travel of stop blocks and berms, running off the roads or backing off benches are accidents with something important in common! - See Flyer
|Safety Alert - - (Dated 06/2010)
Due to accidents and methane ignitions at highwall miner and auger operations, MSHA is providing best practices to aid mine operators in developing sound ground control plans.
|Safety Alert! - (Dated 2/2012)
In 2011 there were 21deaths at coal mines - See Alert
|Accident Safety Flyer - - (Dated 06/2010)
A serious injury occurred recently in an underground mine due to the fall of roof or rib. The integral roof bolter operator was installing a roof bolt when a piece of rock 8" by 8" by 10" fell out and struck him on the shoulder, then falling and hitting him on the ankle.
|Safety Alert! Bulldozers... - (Dated 12/2011)
OVER HALF the fatalities this year at surface coal mines occurred in a 41-day period. In 33 days, 2 deaths involved bulldozers. - See Alert - See Letter to Stakeholders
|Safety Alert! Highwalls... - (Dated 12/2011)
OVER HALF the fatalities this year at surface coal mines occurred in a 41-day period. 3 deaths involved highwalls. - See Alert - See Letter to Stakeholders
|Safety Alert - Powered Haulage Accidents in 2009 - See Flyer - (Dated 07/2010)|
|Accident Safety Flyer - - (Dated 06/2010)
Recently, a 22 year old contract truck driver was driving an 18 wheel coal truck from the active pit. As he ascended a grade and started down the other side, he apparently missed a gear or lost control, causing the truck to overturn on its side. The injured miner was treated at a local hospital and released with a shoulder injury & slight concussion.
|Safety Sense - Contractor Employees - (Dated 11/2008)|
|Safety Sense - Remote Control Continuous Mining Machines |
- (Dated 10/2008)
|Safety Sense - Circuit Breaker ID - - (Dated 10/2008)|
|Seat Belt Save - - (Dated 02/2010)
Always wear seat belts when operating mobile equipment.
|Score a TD over Mine Fires! - - (Dated 12/2009)
Scoring a TD or touchdown is the goal of every football team. Fires at underground belt drives (UBD) and battery charging stations (BCS) can be defeated with a TD, that is good Training and proper Design.
|Slip or Fall of Person Accidents- (Dated 04/2009)|
16 Miners Died --- 2005 - 2009
- See Flyer
|Training Saves Lives
Good Training = Safe And Healthy Miners!
- See Flyer
|Trucks - Use Lower Gears|
|Ventilation Information Safety Flyer
Bleeder systems are ventilation networks used to ventilate pillared areas in underground coal mines. Effective bleeder systems protect miners from the hazards associated with methane, oxygen-deficient air, and other gases which may otherwise accumulate in these mined-out areas. Failure to properly examine, maintain, and evaluate the bleeder system has led to accidents, including fires and explosions, resulting in mine closures, injuries, and even death.