Access a range of directives, compliance guides and interactive advisor tools that help ensure compliance with current regulations. Learn about MSHA’s enforcement roles including mine inspections and the assessment of penalties. Find out how to pay a penalty or contest a citation.
Browse MSHA’s directives and compliance guides, which help the mining industry comply with current MSHA rules and regulations. Also, learn how to petition MSHA to modify a mandatory safety standard, and view current and past petitions for modification.
Learn about mine inspection requirements and procedures.
Find out how penalties for safety and health violations are assessed.
Learn how to contest a citation, and find out how cases are settled.
Learn how the Pattern of Violations (POV) identifies mine operators who have demonstrated a recurring pattern of Significant and Substantial violations of mandatory health and safety standards.