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General Interest Items

  • Safety and Health Topics
    A comprehensive listing of safety and health information.
  • Accident Cost Generator
    A tool that calculates the hidden costs of accidents at the work place.
  • Asbestos Single Source Page
    This single source page will provide you with information and resources regarding Asbestos.
  • A Guide to Miner's Rights....
    "A Guide to Miner's Rights and Responsibilities Under the
    Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977"
  • Best Practices addressing Ground Control for Deep Cover Coal Mines
    Coal mines in many regions of the United States are operating under increasingly greater depths. These greater depths translate to higher stress levels that require special precautions to ensure ground stability.
  • Best Practice Pocket Cards
    "A collection of Best Practice cards. Some are in Spanish."
  • Dam Safety
  • Diesel Equipment - Health and Safety
    "We have designed this page to provide you with a single page to all
    the Diesel related material we have. It is a work in progress."
  • Diesel Particulate Final Rules Single Source Page
    "Part II Diesel Particulate Final Rules Single Source Page"
  • End Black Lung - Act Now! Let's End Black Lung
  • Equipment Related Accidents
    A listing of equipment related accidents by equipment type and year of accident.
  • Guide to Equipment Guarding
    This Guide (OT 3) is provided to assist the mining community with designing, installing and maintaining equipment guards to prevent miners from contacting hazardous moving machine parts. Contact with machine parts may result in serious accidents or death. Proper equipment guarding is essential to reduce this risk of injury. Revised 2004.

    Two relevant DVD's are available. "Equipment Guarding" (a 2-DVD set) and "Junkyard Guards". These are available from MSHA's National Mine Health and Safety Academy in Beckley, W.Va., at 304-256-3257.
  • Hazcom Writer
    NIOSH's Hazcom Writer provides individuals responsible for writing a MSHA HazCom written program with software to aid in writing their HazCom program and for identifying hazardous chemicals on site. MSHA's HazCom rule (30 CFR Part 47) requires all mines to determine which chemicals are hazardous, write a Hazard Communication Program, label all containers containing hazardous chemicals, keep MSDS's for all hazardous chemicals, provide HazCom training to employees, and to make the HazCom information available to employees.
  • Health Standards for Occupational Noise Exposure
    A single source page for all documents related to Health Standards for Occupational Noise Exposure.
  • NIOSH, National Safety Council Team for Practical Advice on Preventing Hearing Loss
    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) joins with the
    National Safety Council to provide workers and employers with practical information and advice
    on preventing work-related hearing loss, one of the most common occupational illnesses in the U.S.

  • Longwall Respirable Dust Control
  • Mine Hazard Awareness Campaign (Stay Out! Stay Alive! [SOSA]
  • Mine Rescue Home Page
  • MSHA's Accident Prevention Program (APP)
  • MSHA's Illness Prevention Program (IPP)
    This site includes "Health Ideas", "Miner's Tips" and much more... Remember - Your Health Comes First!
  • MSHA's Safety Targets Program Single Source Page
  • Murphy's Laws for Coal Mine Safety
  • NIOSH - Health Hazard Evaluation Program
  • NIOSH - Mining Safety and Health Research
  • Preventive Roof/Rib Outreach Program
  • Quick-Change Water Spray System
    Would you like the flexibility of easily changing out clogged water sprays? The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has learned of an innovative water spray system designed by Mr. Phil Southern where this is made possible.
  • Responding to a Mine Emergency (IG-110)
  • Rock Dusting
    This website is intended to provide operators with background information, suggested methods and uses, and links to manufacturers' available equipment types.
  • Safety Director's Helper
    This web site contains non-traditional particiatory safety programs that draw on miners competitive spirit to participate. It is much more effective if you can sell a miner on safety rather than force it down his throat. MSHA is making these programs available for Safety Directors to stimulate miner participation in developing a strong safety culture at their mines.
  • Surface Powered Haulage Safety (IG 56)
  • Tool Boxes
    A Collection of Tool Boxes
  • Underground Mining Electrical Safety Training
    This electrical awareness program consists of a set of question and answer slides available in either Microsoft Powerpoint format or HTML.
  • Understanding the breathing gas capacities (ratings) of escape respirators for mineworker use (NIOSH)
  • Safety Information

  • Safety Information Home Page
  • Holmes Safety Bulletins
  • Technical Reports
  • Fall Prevention on Highwalls
  • Safety Hazard Information
  • Health Information

  • Health Information Home Page
  • End Black Lung - Act Now!
  • Links to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Technical Reports
  • Health Hazard Information
  • Longwall Respirable Dust Control
  • Silicosis Prevention
  • A Practical Guide to an Occupational Health Program for Respirable Crystalline Silica (IG 103)