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Make the Right Decision
    Both miners and mine operators understand the dangers inherent in working at a mine site. They also know how to avoid those hazards. But will they do it?

    Hello, I'm Bob Friend with the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

    Many recent fatalities in the mining industry have resulted from bad safety decisions. One victim fell from an elevated platform because he was not wearing a safety line. Another victim died after being run over by a scoop. No eye contact was made with the scoop operator.

    Tragedies like this don't have to happen if everyone in the mining workplace thinks about the job - and makes the right decision. Safety begins with you, and the decisions you make in the mining environment are critical to keeping you and your co-workers safe.

    If you're about to perform electrical work, you know you must lock out and tag out before you start the work. You know energized equipment can be deadly. Make the Right Decision.

    If you're working in an underground mine, you know you must avoid locations where the roof is unsupported in order to stay safe. Make the Right Decision.

    If you're a truck driver, you can choose whether to wear the seatbelt. Make the Right Decision. Wear the seatbelt.

    MSHA's message to you is Make the Right Decision in the mining workplace- Decide to be safe!

    Thank you for listening.