The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) helps to reduce deaths, injuries, and illnesses in the nation's mines with a variety of activities and programs. The Agency develops and enforces safety and health rules for all U.S. mines, and provides technical, educational and other types of assistance to mine operators. MSHA works cooperatively with industry, labor, and other Federal and state agencies to improve safety and health conditions for all miners in the United States.
Learn about MSHA’s role in promoting mine safety and health in the United States, and see how the mining industry has made significant strides in reducing mining fatalities during the 20th century.
Learn about the key legislative milestones that have helped improve mine safety and health in the United States.
Assistant Secretary Joseph A. Main directs The Mine Safety and Health Administration.
Patricia W. Silvey is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations.
Laura McClintock is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy
MSHA is organized into the nine major program areas listed below. Learn about the roles of each program area, find program area-specific contact information, and access related resources.
- Office of the Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health
- Coal Mine Safety and Health
- Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health
- Program Evaluation and Information Resources
- Administration and Management
- Technical Support
- Educational Policy and Development
- Standards, Regulations and Variances
- Assessments, Accountability, Special Enforcement and Investigations
Find MSHA jobs, learn about our Inspector Hiring Program, and view internship opportunities and jobs for recent graduates.