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 10/2/2019

    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.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 7/26/2019

    3M Fall Protection announces an immediate stop use and product recall of the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Nano-Lok™ edge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg Self Retracting Lifelines.

  • Close Call / Serious Accident Posted 6/25/2019

    Surface – Crushed Marble – On June 17, 2019, a front-end loader backed over a highwall, and the fall projected material from the loader bucket through the windshield.  The operator

  • Close Call / Serious Accident Posted 6/12/2019

    Surface – Iron Ore – On April 29, 2019, a miner suffered minor injuries when his haul truck traveled over the edge of a stock pile dump point causing the truck to roll onto its top

  • Close Call / Serious Accident Posted 5/10/2019

    Facility – Cement – On May 7, 2019, a miner suffered burns to his body when superheated gases carrying hot, fine, alkaline particles were forcefully expelled through an open proces

  • Close Call / Serious Accident Posted 2/27/2019

    Surface - Gold – On 10/22/2018, a contract employee fell 20 feet during the installation of a building roof at the mine.