Alliance Signed: April 28, 2003
Renewed: December 8, 2015
"We are eager to get on with the implementation phase to jointly establish safety and health performance goals along with objective performance metrics."
"MSHA and the IMA-NA will work closely to foster a culture of accident prevention at industrial mineral operations nationwide."
MSHA and the IMA-NA have agreed to work to improve miner safety and health through cooperative efforts in education and training, technical assistance, mining industry outreach and communications. They will develop safety and health education and training programs tailored for industrial minerals operations, develop best practices, and evaluate exemplary applied engineering controls. They will share results of their joint efforts with others in the mining industry.
- Alliance Agreement
- MSHA/IMA- NA Alliance - Injury and Illness Data Analysis Team Meeting Statement of Work
A team of MSHA and IMA-NA members met to 'data-mine' injuries that occurred in the industrial minerals industry in calendar years 2001 through 2003. The team reviewed and analyzed injury and illness data for the talc, mica, feldspar, industrial sand, trona, bentonite, borate, and clay mining industries. The data was analyzed for various activities by degree and number of injuries.
- IG 103 - A Practical Guide to an Occupational Health Program for Respirable Crystalline Silica
- IMA-NA Website