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 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.

  • Close Call / Serious Accident Posted 10/18/2017

    Surface – Sand and Gravel – on October 11, 2017, a miner received an electrical  shock while working in a 480-volt electrical control panel for a portable crusher without locking a

  • Close Call / Serious Accident Posted 10/12/2017

    A miner was attempting to change the oil filter on the diesel motor for the cone crusher.

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

    Underground Lead-Zinc Ore - Two miners were welding a patch on a leaking fuel tank when the tank exploded seriously injuring both miners. 

  • Close Call / Serious Accident Posted 10/5/2017

    Surface – Sand & Gravel – On July 24, 2017, a front-end loader was hit by a train while crossing the railroad tracks.

  • Slide Presentations Posted 9/18/2017

    This slide presentation, compiled in 2010, provides detailed information to help the metal and nonmetal mining industry meet MSHA’s requirements for guarding conveyor belts.  Photos of a variety of

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 8/24/2017

    Surface – Limestone – A miner performing maintenance on a screening plant received a shock from a portable welder and suffered serious injuries.  The accident occurred on July 20,

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 8/17/2017

    Surface – Industry Sand – Miners were working to unplug a crusher and after the obstruction was cleared, the crusher still would not turn.  A miner attempted to manually turn the c