MSHA Quarterly Training Call

Tune in Tuesday April 25, 2017, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET for a Mine Safety and Health Administration Quarterly Training Call. During the call, MSHA will review fatalities, as well as near misses, that occurred in coal, metal and nonmetal mines since January 2017.  In particular, MSHA will discuss those fatal accidents that…

Welcome the New Pacific Territories

We would like to welcome the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and American Samoa-The Pacific Territories along with the Department of Labor in Guam. The Florida Mine Safety Program is excited to work with them to promote safety in mining.

Annual Day of Mourning for Miners 2017

If you attended our Inaugural Day of Mourning for Miners last year, you know it is a can’t-miss event. Please join us in our second annual event in observance of Workers Memorial Day. A special memorial service consisting of candle lighting and a moment of silence will pay tribute to miners who have been injured,…

MSHA Holds Fourth Quarter Conference Call

Sam Pierce, SE District Stakeholder, holds quarterly conference calls. In the latest call, he addressed the best practices for avoiding injury on various job sites. He also included the number a fatalities in metal and nonmetal mines, and the serious injuries that occurred during the quarter. Included in the the discussion was a MSHA hazard…

Safety Law Newsletter-January

On December 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda, covering its agencies including the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA). Read More

MSHA 2016 Preliminary Fatality Data

The Mine Safety and Health Administration released preliminary data noting the amount of mining-related deaths in 2016. This is the lowest number of mining-related deaths ever recorded and is only the second year that the number has dropped below 30. Learn More

Improvements in Mine Rescue Readiness

Since 2010, MSHA has been upgrading and modernizing it’s mine emergency equipment. With new groundbreaking developments, mine safety is becoming more and more efficient. MSHA held a demonstration of the new tools at the Pittsburgh Safety and Health Technology Center. Learn More

US Mine Safety and Health Administration announces results of special impact inspections in July 2016

Who:               U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration What:             The Mine Safety and Health Administration announced today that federal inspectors issued 161 citations during special impact inspections conducted at 11 coal mines and six metal and nonmetal mines in July. Where:           MSHA conducted special impact inspections at mines in Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut,…