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MSHA released its Coal Mine Safety and Health General Inspection Procedures Handbook and then released its revised Rock Dust Sampling Procedures on April 1, 2013. Stakeholder meetings were held throughout the country. There are 2 powerpoints that were discussed to review changes from previous policy.

Coal Mine Safety and Health General Inspection Procedures Handbook

  • See the Handbook
  • Program Information Bulletin No. P13-03 - Operator Respirable Dust Sampling Requirements
    (Replaces PIB 09-31)

  • See Program Information Bulletin
  • Powerpoints

    Coal Mine Safety and Health General Inspection Procedures Handbook
  • Power Point Version
  • Power Point Show Version
  • PDF Version

  • Revised Policies and Procedures for the Prevention of Coal Dust Explosions
  • Power Point Version
  • Power Point Show Version
  • PDF Version