MSHA held a stakeholder meeting on July 11, 2012. The topics discussed were technology developments, accomplishments, and the future of mine rescue, and a report on MSHA's evaluation of Rules to Live By I.
Below is a list of the PowerPoint presentations and video clips that were viewed during the meeting.
Presentation 1 - MSHA Mine Emergency Response Gaps: Accomplishments and The Way Forward Presentation 2 - New Technologies For Mine Rescue Presentation 3 - Improving and Preserving Mine Rescue, Assistant Secretary Joe Main Presentation 4 - Rules to Live By - I Presentation 5 - Alerts
BMX Exercise - John Urosek Command Center Overview - John Urosek Smart Board Communication System - John Urosek Smart Board Communication System Mine Map Demo - John Urosek Smart Board Communication System Robot Deployment - John Urosek Command Center Seismic Information Demo - John Urosek
For more information on the new technology developments, below is a link to a video from a mine emergency response drill held at the Consol BMX with the State of Pennsylvania that shows the equipment in use: http://www.msha.gov/Streaming/WVX/BaileyMERD2012.wvx