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Mine Safety and Health Materials

MSHA offers a variety of materials to assist trainers and mine operators in promoting a safe and healthy environment at U.S. mines. Use the search column or scroll through the most recent listings below to find materials for safety talks and trainings at your mine.

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 2/16/2018

Surface – Sand and Gravel On January 19, 2018, a water truck operator and passenger were seriously injured when their truck overturned.  The truck tank was ¾ full of water

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 1/31/2018

Surface - Limestone – On October 22, 2017, a miner was working on clearing a jammed primary crusher.  While using an air hammer to break up a large rock, another rock became dislodged and slid down

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 1/25/2018

Surface - Sand and Gravel – On December 15, 2017, a miner unbolted and lowered a point of contact guard exposing the moving conveyor rollers on one side of a stacking conveyor.

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 1/18/2018

Surface - Basalt – On December 11, 2017, miners were preparing for a shot. The miners were positioned about 130 yards from the face.

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 1/17/2018

Cold stress is a condition occurring when the body can no longer maintain a normal temperature.

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 12/15/2017

Surface - Sand and Gravel – On November 3, 2017, a miner was injured while removing the teeth from an excavator bucket with a sledge hammer.

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 12/6/2017

Examinations are your first line of defense

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 12/6/2017

Examinations are your first line of defense

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 11/30/2017

Surface – Dimension Stone – On Monday, October 23, 2017, the boom of a Pellegrini stiff leg derrick failed while lifting a muck bucket.

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 11/16/2017
From September 1996 to November 2017, the mining industry experienced five fatal accidents when a section of the face or roof fell and struck miners positioned between the longwall face conveyor