Section: MSHA
Electronic vs. electric detonators: MSHA safety alert highlights the differences
In an effort to dispel confusion between electronic and electric detonators, the Mine Safety and Health Administration has issued a safety alert
US Department of Labor finds none of the nation’s mine operations met criteria for a pattern of violations
For the seventh year in a row, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration found none of the nation’s 12,000 mining operations met the criteria for one of the agency’s toughest enforcement tools, its pattern of violations screening.
Stay Out, Stay Alive
Water-filled quarries and pits hide rock ledges, old machinery and other hazards. The water can be deceptively deep and dangerously cold.
‘We need to do something different’: MSHA stakeholder call focuses on improved training
Seven of the 15 fatal on-the-job injuries among miners to date this year have involved workers with two years or less of experience, prompting the Mine Safety and Health Administration to remind employers of the importance of training.
‘We need to do something different’: MSHA stakeholder call focuses on improved training
Seven of the 15 fatal on-the-job injuries among miners to date this year have involved workers with two years or less of experience, prompting the Mine Safety and Health Administration to remind employers of the importance of training.
COVID-19 pandemic: MSHA issues updated guidance as ETS debate swirls
The Mine Safety and Health Administration has updated its guidance on preventing COVID-19 exposure among workers at coal, metal and nonmetal mines.

Unveiled March 10, the guidance advises mine operators and workers to establish a virus protection program or augment an existing one. According to MSHA, the “most effective” programs call on operators and miners to
MSHA COVID-19 Guidance
COVID-19 is here and people with underlying medical conditions need to know the facts!