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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.

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 6/7/2017

Surface – Limestone - Two miners working from a man-lift, securing electrical cables with zip-ties, positioned the boom of the man-lift in the path of a rack and pinion elevator car.

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 6/1/2017

Underground – Marble - A truck-mounted crane, operated by a certified crane operator (contractor), contacted a 25K volt incoming power line at the surface operations of an underground mine.

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 5/25/2017

Surface – Industrial Sand – On March 20, 2017, a miner was unloading sand from the bottom of the rail car when he slipped and was pulled up into the conveyor.

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 5/17/2017

Surface – Cement – A miner had just finished welding on the plant’s crusher and decided to jump from the next to the last step of a fixed ladder to reach the ground.

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 5/11/2017

Surface Construction Sand & Gravel – A miner entered a feed hopper to remove bolts on the skirt board.

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 4/26/2017

Surface Construction Sand & Gravel - A miner was operating a portable crusher when a large rock fell striking him on the left side of his head. The miner was wearing a hard hat at the time.

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 4/19/2017

Surface Sand and Gravel – The scrubber tower located at the mine structurally failed moments after a miner traveled through the area.

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 4/14/2017

Metal and Nonmetal Underground Mines

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 4/8/2017

Surface – Sand – A dozer operator was backing up a hill when his ripper tooth went into the hood of a quarry foreman’s truck.

Safety / Health Alerts
Posted 4/4/2017

Preventing Fall of Person Accidents