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Winter Safety Alert - Surface Coal Mines

Examinations are your first line of defense

  • Check highwalls, benches, and roadways, especially after each rain, freeze or thaw
  • Examine equipment for exhaust leaks
  • Maintain equipment to operate safely in winter weather


  • Remove snow and ice
  • Allow ample space between vehicles
  • Slow down and be patient


  • Keep clear of ice and snow
  • Remove all slip and trip hazards
  • Apply sand to maintain traction
  • Wear foot gear that grips