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Certificates of Achievement in Safety

Please log-in to download your 2021 Achievement in Safety Award Validation and Eligibility statement. If you have not received your Certificate of Achievement by November 1, 2022 please send an email to: AchievementinSafety.MSHA@dol.gov

All active and intermittently active mines required to report injury and employment data under the Mine Act are eligible to receive a Certificate of Achievement in Safety.  As operations modernize and adjust to new ways of conducting business, to avoid any conflicts with submitting verifications during the transition period, and to allow operators more time to prepare and submit their verifications, we are extending the deadline date for transmittal of verifications.

This notice extends the deadline date for transmittal of all verifications until August 15, 2022, for all active and intermittently active mines required to report injury and employment data under the Mine Act.  MSHA will consider the last submission successfully received by 11:59:59 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, on August 15, 2022.  Operators that submit applications on or before the original deadline date of July 15, 2022, do not need to resubmit their verification on or before the new deadline date of August 15, 2022.  If a new verification is not submitted, MSHA will use the verification submittal that was provided before the original deadline.

Since 1978, MSHA has issued Certificates of Achievement in Safety to eligible mine operators.  The specific rules and requirements to qualify for a certificate this year are referenced below. This certificate is distinct from the Sentinels of Safety award, which is sponsored solely by the National Mining Association.

Certificates of Achievement in Safety are awarded to all participating operations that have met all of the certificate criteria outlined below. Mines or quarries operated by a Federal, State, County, or Municipal agency also are eligible for Certificates of Achievement in Safety.

Certificate recipients may be recognized by MSHA at safety conferences or other gatherings and may be identified in various publications.

Please send any questions to AchievementinSafety.MSHA@dol.gov.

Filing Instructions

Verify eligibility and Submit Verification for Certificates of Achievement in Safety
Online submissions are required by August 15, 2022.

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