Rules to Live By III
"Preventing Common Mining Deaths"
"Rules to Live By" is an initiative to improve the prevention of fatalities in mining.
"Rules to Live By I": Fatality Prevention - focuses on 24 frequently cited standards (11 in coal mining and 13 in metal/nonmetal mining) that cause or contribute to fatal accidents in the mining industry in 9 accident categories.
"Rules to Live By II": Preventing Catastrophic Accidents" (RLB-II) - focuses on 9 standards which were cited during major disasters over the last 10 years, and which contributed to 5 or more fatalities.
"Rules to Live By III": Preventing Common Mining Deaths" - focuses on 14 safety standards - 8 in coal mining and 6 in metal and nonmetal mining - cited as a result of at least five mining accidents and resulting in at least five deaths during the 10-year period from January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2010.
RLB-III was developed from data gathered by reviewing accidents that resulted in five or more fatalities during the 10-year review period.
Priority Standards: Coal
Priority Standards: Metal/Nonmetal
From the Assistant Secretary S Desk
1/31/2012 Conference Call Audio Track (.wav)
Letter to Stakeholders
Accident Investigation Reports
Priority 14 Standard Report Fatality Occurrence Report - All Fatalities Fatality Summary Report - By State Fatality Summary Report Total Number of Violations Cited by Calendar Year
Inspector Online Training - This link will initiate an executable file launching this training program.
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