After a demonstration to stakeholders in Arlington, VA, yesterday, MSHA has launched a new online tool to assist operators, miners, MSHA and others in tracking violations of “Rules to Live By” standards that are associated with the most common causes of mining deaths. The new tool will automatically highlight if particular mine violation rates are above the national average. The web tool is geared toward identifying the health and safety standards spotlighted in MSHA’s “Rules to Live By” outreach and enforcement program, which began in 2010 and is designed to strengthen efforts to prevent some of the most common types of mining fatalities. Twenty-eight of those standards apply to coal mines, and 19 to metal and nonmetal mines.
To view and use the new tool, click here