|U.S. Department of
Mine Safety and Health Administration|
1100 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22209-3939
ISSUE DATE: April 13, 2009
PROGRAM INFORMATION BULLETIN NO. P09-06
FROM: SYED HAFEEZ
Acting Director, Program Evaluation and
SUBJECT: Online Eligibility and Verification for
the 2008 Sentinels of Safety Awards Program
Who needs this information?
Mine operators including independent contractors, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) personnel, the National Mining Association and other interested parties.
Why is MSHA issuing this bulletin?
To advise mine operators that they can determine their award eligibility on-line, and, if eligible, submit their Sentinels of Safety verification letters electronically.
What is the background for this update?
The purpose of the annual Sentinels of Safety Award Program is to recognize achievement of outstanding safety records, stimulate greater interest in safety, and encourage development of more effective accident prevention programs among the Nation's coal and mineral extractive industries.
MSHA, in a joint effort with the National Mining Association, is offering mine operators new, voluntary, options to determine their eligibility and to apply for the award on MSHA's webpage.
What are the main points of this bulletin?
All eligible mine operators who would like to be considered for the Sentinels of Safety Awards Program must submit a Sentinels of Safety Verification Letter. First, operators verify that the injury and employment information on file with MSHA is correct for the mine in question. If the injury and employment information on file with MSHA is correct, operators can access the MSHA on-line filing page at http://www.msha.gov/SentinelsofSafety/SentinelsofSafetyhomepage.asp to submit a verification letter. Electronic submission will require the operator to register for the MSHA E-Gov System. This can be done at the time the verification letter is submitted.
Who can be contacted about this bulletin?
For Questions about the Program Please Contact:
- PEIR, Information Technology Center/Sentinels of Safety Team
Mailing Address :
MSHA, ITC/Sentinels of Safety
PO Box 25367
Denver, CO 80225
Eligiblity and other Sentinels of Safety Program information is available at:
For Technical Issues Please Contact :
This Program Information Bulletin may be viewed on the Internet by accessing the MSHA home page http://www.msha.gov/ and then choosing Compliance Info/Program Information Bulletins.
Who will receive this bulletin?
Program Policy Manual Holders
Mine Operators and Contractors
National Mining Association