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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.

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  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 3/24/2017

    Surface – Sand – A tractor trailer contacted an overhead ground wire after dumping a load of gravel. The contacted wire in turn pulled and snapped a ground wire on an adjacent power pole.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 3/16/2017

    Surface – Sand – A loaded haul truck collided with a pickup, when the pickup truck operator attempted to turn around on the haul road after missing the turn off.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 2/22/2017

    Plant – Cement – More than 600 feet of a metal canopy structure collapsed unexpectedly at a cement plant operation, injuring three miners.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 2/8/2017

    Plant – Cement – The operator was driving a water truck back to the plant from the quarry when he reached for the CB radio to change to a different channel used by haul trucks when on mine property

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 2/1/2017

    Plant – Iron Ore – On September 6, 2016, the supports for a conveyor gallery failed while a cleaning crew was washing/removing spillage from the walkways inside the gallery.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 1/19/2017

    Plant – Cement – A miner was assigned the task of tightening pre-heater spandrel panel bolts when he lost his footing and fell.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 1/18/2017

    A front end loader operator was loading sand into the feed hopper.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 1/12/2017

    Surface Open Pit Copper – An electrician was replacing a blown fuse by hand.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 1/4/2017

    Surface – Iron Ore - A mechanic was working on a Cushman utility vehicle due to an intermittent propel issue.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 12/18/2016

    Plant - Clay - A miner was trying to determine why clay was not flowing properly by examining a chute that discharged into a screw conveyor.