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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.

Slide Presentations
Posted 9/18/2017

This slide presentation, compiled in 2010, provides detailed information to help the metal and nonmetal mining industry meet MSHA’s requirements for guarding conveyor belts.  Photos of a variety of

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 8/24/2017

Surface – Limestone – A miner performing maintenance on a screening plant received a shock from a portable welder and suffered serious injuries.  The accident occurred on July 20,

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 8/17/2017

Surface – Industry Sand – Miners were working to unplug a crusher and after the obstruction was cleared, the crusher still would not turn.  A miner attempted to manually turn the c

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 8/9/2017

Surface – Cement Kiln – On July 13, 2016, a flash fire occurred when a miner was welding near a pit containing flammable vapors.

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 8/4/2017

Surface – Industry Sand – Two miners were attempting to access a plugged grizzly screen by excavating a slot cut trench when the trench walls collapsed, engulfing the miners.

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 7/20/2017

Plant - Kaolin – On June 29, 2017, a truck driver was using a roll-off truck with a winch attachment to pick up a construction dump bin.

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 7/12/2017

Surface – Clay – On June 19, 2017, a haul truck driver with 6 weeks experience traveled into the pit loading area and waited to be loaded.

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 7/7/2017

Surface Sand, Industrial NEC - An electrician was operating a man lift when his left shoulder contacted the 14,400 volt overhead powerlines and received burns to his left shoulder, both arms and ha

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 6/29/2017

Mill - Cement – A crane operator suffered serious injuries while attempting to stow the crane’s lattice extension.

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 6/21/2017

Surface – Copper Ore Molybdenum Recovery Circuit – On November 3, 2016, an explosion occurred when a miner unloaded a truckload of sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS) solution using compres