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Mine Emergency Operations

The Directorate of Technical Support’s Mine Emergency Operations Division, in collaboration with MSHA’s Enforcement and with support from PEIR, coordinates and facilitates the on-site activities of MSHA during deployments to mine emergencies.

The Division deploys and operates the MSHA Underground Communications and Mine Tracking System and the MSHA Mine Rescue Robots during mine emergencies.  It also coordinates the activities of the Mine Emergency Unit (MEU) during mine emergencies and recovery operations and provides periodic training to the MEU’s within MSHA and the mining industry.