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Best Practices- Developed by the
Surface Haulage Safety Task Force
in Cooperation with MSHA


Every miner who operates a surface haulage machine needs to develop a Zero Compromise Toward Safety attitude.

You should not tolerate unsafe mechanical or operational conditions that could jeopardize your safety on or around the haulage equipment you are operating.

Listed below are some attitudes (philosophies) that successful surface haulage operations have tried and proved to be "Best Practices." Some may require a lot of intensive preparation, time, resources, and training to adapt to your location. You may be doing some or parts of them now, and some you may not be able to use.