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MSHA Targets Safety
MSHA Targets Safety

MSHA unveiled a new training program that will focus on addressing and eliminating the most common causes of repeat fatal accidents.
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  •  Highlights
     Important Information for Uranium Mine Operators in the U.S. - Please Read
     Remote Control Continuous Mining Machines Safety Hazard Alert - Please Read
     Circuit Breaker Identification Safety Hazard Alert - Please Read
     Dozer Safety Alert Posted - Please Read
     Agency Performance Sheets
     MSHA Seeking to Hire Mine Inspectors
    Use the link above to see career screening opportunities around the country

     Use of Error Factors in Determining a Miner's Overexposure to DPM
     Citation/Violation Statistics - Includes information on contested citations
     Standard Error Factors for 160 µg/m3 Total Carbon Exposure Limit
     Testing Communication and Locating Devices for Underground Mines
     Mine Inspector Career Trainee Program
     MSHA and BLM sign Memorandum of Understanding

     MSHA Actions to Enhance Mine Safety
     October 2008 Update

    To include:
    • Belt Air, Improved Belt Material, and Fire Protection Rule: On June 19, 2008, MSHA will publish a proposed rule to enhance miner safety and implement the recommendations of the Technical Study Panel on the Utilization of Belt Air and the Composition and Fire Retardant Properties of Belt Material in Underground Coal Mining.

    • Refuge Alternatives Rule: On June 16, 2008, MSHA published a proposed rule on refuge alternatives in underground coal mines to enhance miner safety and implement Section 13 of the MINER Act.
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