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Compliance Guides
 
RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES
on REPAIR or REBUILD and MAINTENANCE of CIRCUIT BREAKERS
 
INTERPRETATION OF 30 CFR 75.1100-1 AND 75.1100-2
Regarding Water Delivery Capability of Coal Mine Waterlines when Fighting a Fire with a Firehose and Nozzle
 
Diesel Equipment Inventory Questions and Answers
 


Mine Emergency Response Development (MERD)

Contest Guidelines

The Mine Emergency Response Development (MERD) exercise contest guidelines provide for the development of MERD exercises that will fulfill the requirements of a mine rescue contest for the purpose of 30 C.F.R. §49.60. A local mine rescue contest is training that provides an objective evaluation of demonstrated mine rescue team skills and can be a MERD exercise or a practical simulation exercise, such as a fire or explosion drill, where the team participates in simulated mine rescue team exercises and wears breathing apparatus.


Questions and Answers
On MSHA's Program Policy Letter (PPL) (P13-V-12) regarding the Examination, Evaluation, and Effectiveness of Bleeder Systems
 
Questions and Answers
On MSHA's Program Policy Letter (PPL) (P11-V-13) on Post-Accident Two-Way Communications and Electronic Tracking Requirements of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act (MINER Act)
 
Questions and Answers
for MSHA's Final Rule On Conveyor Belt, Fire Prevention And Detection, And Use Of Air From The Belt Entry  (updated 3/2010)
 
Questions and Answers
for Final Rule On Refuge Alternatives
 
Questions and Answers
for Sealing Abandoned Areas in Underground Coal Mines; Final Rule
 
Questions and Answers (Revised June 2008)
for Mine Rescue Teams; Final Rule
The Mine Rescue Teams Final Rule was effective on February 8, 2008. MSHA held five stakeholder meetings across the country to discuss the final rule. This compliance guide was developed to address questions and comments received during those meetings. An optional form which operators may use to certify annually that each team meets the requirements of 30 CFR part 49 Subpart B is also available. For more information contact Rodney Adamson at Adamson.Rodney@dol.gov or call 202-693-9549.

MSHA has developed an Instructor Guide (IG-110); "Responding to a Mine Emergency" specifically designed to assist in developing a training program that meets the requirements of 30 CFR Part 75.1501(a)(2). The IG is organized into 11 sections, corresponding with the topics listed in Part 75.1501(a)(2). To assist in making the training appropriate for each mine, each section lists recommended site-specific materials that should be used in developing an effective program, tailored to your operation.

The Mine Rescue Teams Final Rule was effective on February 8, 2008. MSHA held five stakeholder meetings across the country to discuss the final rule. This PowerPoint was developed for use at stakeholder meetings. This is not a stand-alone document. Please consult the final rule and other guidance documents for compliance information. For more information contact Rodney Adamson at Adamson.Rodney@dol.gov or call 202-693-9549.


Questions and Answers
for Emergency Mine Evacuation; Final Rule
 
Compliance Guide
for Tree Cutting Activities (updated 11/26/2019)
 
Compliance Guide
for Mine Emergencies under New; 75.1501 and 75.1502
 
Compliance Guide
for MSHA's Safety Standards for the Use of Belt Entry As an Intake Air Course to Ventilate Working Sections and Areas Where Mechanized Mining Equipment is Being Installed or Removed
 
Compliance Guide
Part 6, "Testing And Evaluation By Independent Laboratories and
Non-MSHA Product Safety Standards"
 
Compliance Guide
HazCom 30 CFR Part 47
 
Compliance Guide
HazCom 30 CFR Part 47
Telling Miners About Chemical Hazards
 
Compliance Guide
For High-Voltage Longwall Regulations 30 C.F.R. Parts 18 and 75
 
Compliance Guide
To MSHA's Occupational Noise Exposure Standard
 
Compliance Guide
For MSHA's Modified Regulations on Training and Retraining of Miners
 
Compliance Guide
For MSHA's Part 46 Training Regulations

Training and Retraining of Miners Engaged in Shell Dredging or Employed at Sand, Gravel, Surface Stone, Surface Clay, Colloidal Phosphate, or Surface Limestone Mines - Version 3 - Published May 28, 2001.

We developed this guide to provide information to the surface nonmetal mining community about the new Part 46 training regulations. This is the third edition of this Compliance Guide. We have added additional questions and answers based on questions we have received since the release of the first guide.

We (MSHA) also wrote this Compliance Guideline in the more personal style advocated by the President's executive order on "Plain Language." In this guideline "you" refers to the mine operator and independent contractor, and "we" and "us" refer to MSHA.

Compliance Guide
For Regulations on Diesel-Powered Equipment Used in Underground Coal Mines
 
Compliance Guide II
For Regulations on Diesel-Powered Equipment Used in Underground Coal Mines
This is a supplement to the Compliance Guide issued October of 1997

 Compliance Guide
for Metal And Nonmetal Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM) Standard

This document is presented in a question and answer format with the questions asked from the perspective of the mine operator. The terms "standard" and "rule" are interchangeable and mean the same thing in this guide.

 Compliance Guide
for Slope and Shaft Sinking Plans - 30 CFR Part 77.1900
Developing a Comprehensive Slope and Shaft Sinking Plan
 


eLaws Advisors
 
The Mine Safety and Health Administration works to protect the health and safety of workers in America's mines by administering the federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and enforcing compliance with mandatory safety and health standards. MSHA has developed certain on-line advisors which will help provide compliance assistance. Links to these advisors are provided below. These advisors are hosted on the U.S. Department of Labor's website.