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 8/9/2017

    Surface – Cement Kiln – On July 13, 2016, a flash fire occurred when a miner was welding near a pit containing flammable vapors.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 8/4/2017

    Surface – Industry Sand – Two miners were attempting to access a plugged grizzly screen by excavating a slot cut trench when the trench walls collapsed, engulfing the miners.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 7/20/2017

    Plant - Kaolin – On June 29, 2017, a truck driver was using a roll-off truck with a winch attachment to pick up a construction dump bin.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 7/12/2017

    Surface – Clay – On June 19, 2017, a haul truck driver with 6 weeks experience traveled into the pit loading area and waited to be loaded.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 7/7/2017

    Surface Sand, Industrial NEC - An electrician was operating a man lift when his left shoulder contacted the 14,400 volt overhead powerlines and received burns to his left shoulder, both arms and ha

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 6/29/2017

    Mill - Cement – A crane operator suffered serious injuries while attempting to stow the crane’s lattice extension.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 6/21/2017

    Surface – Copper Ore Molybdenum Recovery Circuit – On November 3, 2016, an explosion occurred when a miner unloaded a truckload of sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS) solution using compres

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 6/7/2017

    Surface – Limestone - Two miners working from a man-lift, securing electrical cables with zip-ties, positioned the boom of the man-lift in the path of a rack and pinion elevator car.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 6/1/2017

    Underground – Marble - A truck-mounted crane, operated by a certified crane operator (contractor), contacted a 25K volt incoming power line at the surface operations of an underground mine.

  • Safety / Health Alerts Posted 5/25/2017

    Surface – Industrial Sand – On March 20, 2017, a miner was unloading sand from the bottom of the rail car when he slipped and was pulled up into the conveyor.