MSHA News Release: [04/24/2006]
Contact: Dirk Fillpot Amy Louviere
Phone: (202) 693-9406 (202) 693-9423
Release Number 06-707-ATL
Mine Safety Agency to Hold Public Hearing in Lexington
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will hold a public hearing on the Emergency Temporary Standard for Mine Evacuation April 26 at the Sheraton Suites, 2601 Richmond Road, in Lexington. The standard was issued March 9 to improve protection of miners during and after underground coal mine accidents and evacuations.
MSHA's emergency temporary standard is aimed at strengthening mine safety practices in four key areas: training, accident notification requirements for mine operators, self-contained self-rescue devices and lifelines. This is only the third time since 1978 that MSHA has pursued an emergency temporary standard.
|What:||Mine Safety and Health Administration's Public Hearing on|
Emergency Temporary Standard for Mine Evacuation
|When:||Wednesday, April 26|
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. .
2601 Richmond Road
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