Digging Deep to Discover and Eliminate Mining Hazards
Intelex’s checklist focuses on MSHA and mine safety and health standards, and can help you determine if you are in compliance or if you need to revisit your safety and health policies, programme or training. Download your copy today.
The mining industry has a reputation as a hazardous and unsafe industry. The fact is that in 2020, the coal mining industry achieved a historic low in fatalities and for the sixth consecutive year, the mining industry as a whole reported fewer than 30 total fatalities. That is great news for the approximately 230 000 miners who work across 11 500 metal/nonmetal mines in the U.S and the 64 000 who work in the nation’s 1000 coal mines, but it is not great news for the 29 families who lost a loved one.
The mining industry recently achieved its highest compliance with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)’s health standards, which protect the long-term health of miners. 2020 saw all-time-low average concentrations of respirable dust and respirable quartz in underground coal mines, as well as exposure to dust and quartz for miners at highest risk of overexposure to respirable dust. However, the agency still issued thousands of citations for violations of the Mine Safety and Health Act.
Intelex’s checklist focuses on MSHA and mine safety and health standards, and can help you determine if you are in compliance or if you need to revisit your safety and health policies, programme, or training.
Intelex’s checklist, ‘Digging Deep to Discover Where and How Miners Are Being Hurt’, can help you:
- Ensure compliance with MSHA standards.
- Protect the health and safety of miners.
- Track annual health examinations, such as audiometric testing.
- Ensure personal protective equipment has been issued and is being used properly.
- Track training.