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Safety and Health

MSHA’s main mission is to prevent death, illness, and injury from mining and promote safe and healthful workplaces for U.S. miners.

The agency develops and enforces safety and health rules for all U.S. mines regardless of size, number of employees, commodity mined, or method of extraction. MSHA also provides technical, educational, and other types of assistance to mine operators. We work cooperatively with industry, labor, and other federal and state agencies to improve safety and health conditions for all miners in the United States.


MSHA's Miner Vaccination Outreach Program (MVOP) organizes voluntary, free vaccination clinics in mining communities and provides educational outreach regarding the vaccine’s safety and efficacy.

Safety & Health Initiatives

MSHA has implemented outreach efforts to ensure miners working in potentially dangerous mining environments take proper precautions.

Safety & Health Materials

Browse MSHA’s collection of mine safety and health materials, which can be used to assist trainers and mine operators in promoting a safe and healthy environment at U.S. mines.

Mine Emergency Operations

MSHA coordinates and facilitates the on-site activities of MSHA during deployments to mine emergencies.