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MSHA Wants You to Stay Out and Stay Alive!

Jim Petrie and fifth graders from Swans Creek Elementary School
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Annual campaign warns public about dangers of recreational activities on active and abandoned mine property.

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  • Highlights
     MSHA issues closure order for failure to pay delinquent penalties
     Response to Comments on the Program Policy Letter (PPL) concerning Guidance for Compliance with Post-Accident Two-Way Communications and Electronic Tracking Requirements of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act (MINER Act) of 2006
     Three Compliance Guides Issued
     MSHA's Safety Targets Program - Surge Pile Safety Awareness
     Refuge Alternatives, Conveyor Belt / Belt Air and Communications & Tracking - Powerpoints and more...
     MSHA Seeking to Hire Mine Inspectors
    Use the link above to see career screening opportunities around the country

    MSHA by the Numbers
     MSHA has implemented significant improvements to protect the health and safety of our Nation’s miners. These charts provide a detailed overview of MSHA’s enforcement and assessment activities, along with the mining industry’s safety and health performance.

    Fatality Information
     Fatalities Year to Date
    Total: 14    (as of today)
    Coal: 5    (04/02/2009)
    M/NM: 9    (05/02/2009)
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