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Safety & Health Materials

MSHA offers a wide variety of mine safety and health materials to assist trainers and mine operators in promoting a safe and healthy environment at U.S. mines. We are always looking for new materials to share with the mining community. Please contact us at mshatraining@dol.gov if you have any materials to share, or if you have any questions or suggestions regarding the safety and health materials on our website.

Small Mine Handbook

A compliance assistance tool for small mine operators covering health and safety programs, training plan development, reporting practices, and more.

Illness and Injury Prevention Program

Health tips, programs, and material that can be used to prevent occupational illnesses and injuries in the mining industry

Training Videos

A large collection of videos covering health, safety and other mining-related topics

ToolBox Talks

A series of discussion topics that can be used by small mine operators and others to hold safety and health discussions for their employees at their mining operations

Fatalgrams

Mining fatality summaries with associated best practices to help prevent similar incidents

Task Training

Concise guidelines for effective task training

Job Task Analysis (JTA) Materials

Sample JTAs developed for dozens of tasks, for your customization

Health and Safety Alerts

Information on current and previous health, safety and equipment hazard alerts

MSHA Handbook Series

A variety of handbooks describing inspection procedures, education & training procedures and technical support procedures

NIOSH Training Page

Education and training resources from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Industry Shared Safety Material

This section contains material submitted to MSHA by the mining industry that has shown to be effective in reducing accidents and injuries. Please feel free to use any of this material to help prevent accidents and injuries at your mine or facility site.

Industry and MSHA Partnership Safety Material

This section contains material produced as a result of a partnership between MSHA and the mining industry. These partnerships are part of MSHA’s on-going outreach efforts to provide compliance assistance to mining operations.