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.

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  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 10/19/2020

    Between 2017 and 2020, three miners were fatally injured after entering confined spaces to clear material and obstructions.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 9/3/2020

    Lock-Out, Tag-Out, Try-Out, and Block Against Motion Before Working.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 6/26/2020

    Recent Increase in Fall of Person Accidents

    28 miners have died after falling from heights over the last 10 years.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 4/16/2020

    On March 5, 2020, an operator was using a Caterpillar D8T bulldozer on a coal surge pile near a load-out feeder location when the surge pile collapsed, engulfing the bulldozer and trapping the oper

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 3/23/2020

    Use qualified welders. Inspect welds and metal components. Train users.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 10/2/2019

    Don't rush. Lockout/Tagout. Control hazards.

    Electricity has killed three people in the mining industry since August 7, 2019.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 9/18/2019

  • Close Call / Serious Accident Posted 9/5/2019

    Surface – Cement Kiln – Liquid/Gas Inundation - On June 3, 2019, a railcar exploded when incompatible materials stored inside the car reacted and approximately 20,000 gallons of li

  • Safety / Health Manuals Posted 8/22/2019
    What is a “hot” work site?
  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 7/29/2019

    In the ten months since early September 2018, MSHA has documented nine equipment fires involving Hitachi excavators and shovels and Caterpillar haul trucks, front end loaders and dozers.