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 12/6/2017

    Examinations are your first line of defense

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 12/6/2017

    Examinations are your first line of defense

  • Close Call / Serious Accident Posted 11/30/2017

    Surface – Dimension Stone – On Monday, October 23, 2017, the boom of a Pellegrini stiff leg derrick failed while lifting a muck bucket.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 11/16/2017
    From September 1996 to November 2017, the mining industry experienced five fatal accidents when a section of the face or roof fell and struck miners positioned between the longwall face conveyor
  • Close Call / Serious Accident Posted 11/16/2017

    Facility – Cement – On August 14, 2017, a miner suffered burns to his body when hot, fine material was flushed out of a kiln dust collector hopper entry port.  The miner had remove

  • Slide Presentations Posted 11/14/2017

    This guide provides compliance information to help the metal and nonmetal mining industry meet current requirements of the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA’s) ladder safety standards.

  • Slide Presentations Posted 11/14/2017

    This slide presentation, compiled in 2012, provides compliance information to help the metal and nonmetal mining industry meet MSHA’s requirements for guarding machinery.

  • Close Call / Serious Accident Posted 11/9/2017

    Surface – Cement Kiln – Gas Inundation - On June 28, 2017, a miner was overcome by vapors following a hazardous waste spill from a tanker trailer.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 11/6/2017

    In separate accidents in August and October of 2017, two coal miners received fatal injuries after falling onto moving conveyor belts.  In both cases, it appeared they were attempting to cross over

  • Close Call / Serious Accident Posted 10/25/2017

    Surface – Sand and Gravel – On October 16, 2017, a miner was loading haul trucks when the cab of his excavator was struck by material falling from a 65-foot bank failure.

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