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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  • Close Call / Serious Accident Posted 3/8/2018

    On February 12, 2018, a plant operator was assisting another miner in removing a head pulley. While ascending a 12-foot step ladder, the victim’s foot slipped and he slid down the ladder.

  • Close Call / Serious Accident Posted 3/1/2018

    On February 8, 2018, a plant operator was shoveling material from around a crusher when a rock fell from the Surge Bin deck above, striking the victim on the head.

  • Close Call / Serious Accident Posted 2/22/2018

    Surface – Sandstone  On 01/18/2018, a miner was operating an excavator equipped with a rock breaker attachment to break up large boulders.  A rock penetrated the right side

  • Close Call / Serious Accident Posted 2/16/2018

    Surface – Sand and Gravel On January 19, 2018, a water truck operator and passenger were seriously injured when their truck overturned.  The truck tank was ¾ full of water

  • Close Call / Serious Accident Posted 1/31/2018

    Surface - Limestone – On October 22, 2017, a miner was working on clearing a jammed primary crusher.  While using an air hammer to break up a large rock, another rock became dislodged and slid down

  • Close Call / Serious Accident Posted 1/25/2018

    Surface - Sand and Gravel – On December 15, 2017, a miner unbolted and lowered a point of contact guard exposing the moving conveyor rollers on one side of a stacking conveyor.

  • Close Call / Serious Accident Posted 1/18/2018

    Surface - Basalt – On December 11, 2017, miners were preparing for a shot. The miners were positioned about 130 yards from the face.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 1/17/2018

    Cold stress is a condition occurring when the body can no longer maintain a normal temperature.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 12/15/2017

    Surface - Sand and Gravel – On November 3, 2017, a miner was injured while removing the teeth from an excavator bucket with a sledge hammer.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 12/6/2017

    Examinations are your first line of defense

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