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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 11/16/2017

Facility – Cement – On August 14, 2017, a miner suffered burns to his body when hot, fine material was flushed out of a kiln dust collector hopper entry port.  The miner had remove

Slide Presentations
Posted 11/14/2017

This guide provides compliance information to help the metal and nonmetal mining industry meet current requirements of the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA’s) ladder safety standards.

Slide Presentations
Posted 11/14/2017

This slide presentation, compiled in 2012, provides compliance information to help the metal and nonmetal mining industry meet MSHA’s requirements for guarding machinery.

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 11/9/2017

Surface – Cement Kiln – Gas Inundation - On June 28, 2017, a miner was overcome by vapors following a hazardous waste spill from a tanker trailer.

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 11/6/2017

In separate accidents in August and October of 2017, two coal miners received fatal injuries after falling onto moving conveyor belts.  In both cases, it appeared they were attempting to cross over

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 10/25/2017

Surface – Sand and Gravel – On October 16, 2017, a miner was loading haul trucks when the cab of his excavator was struck by material falling from a 65-foot bank failure.

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 10/18/2017

Surface – Sand and Gravel – on October 11, 2017, a miner received an electrical  shock while working in a 480-volt electrical control panel for a portable crusher without locking a

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 10/12/2017

A miner was attempting to change the oil filter on the diesel motor for the cone crusher.

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 10/10/2017

Underground Lead-Zinc Ore - Two miners were welding a patch on a leaking fuel tank when the tank exploded seriously injuring both miners. 

Close Call / Serious Accident
Posted 10/5/2017

Surface – Sand & Gravel – On July 24, 2017, a front-end loader was hit by a train while crossing the railroad tracks.