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Agency Performance Sheets 2000 - 2008
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FY 2000 - 2008

MSHA has implemented significant improvements to protect the health and safety of our Nation’s miners. The following PowerPoint® summarizes MSHA’s enforcement and assessment activities, along with the mining industry’s safety and health performance between FY 2000 and 2008.

  • See Powerpoint® Last Updated 1/8/2009
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  •  In Focus
     Belt Air Final Rule
    AMS Training

    On December 31, 2008, a final rule was published regarding Belt Air which requires training of Atmospheric Monitoring System (AMS) operators and to make monitoring the AMS a primary responsibility.

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  •  Highlights
     Safety Targets Program
    Safe Operation and Maintenance of Continuous Miners is now available.
     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
     January 2009 Update

    To include:
    • Belt Air, Improved Belt Material, and Fire Protection Rule: On December 31, 2008, the Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) final rule that implements the recommendations of the Technical Study Panel (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 December 31, 2008, MSHA published a final rule on refuge alternatives in underground coal mines to enhance miner safety and implement Section 13 of the MINER Act.
    See Entire Document...

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