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Mining Industry


DOL's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) works to protect the health and safety of workers in America's mines by administering the Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and enforcing compliance with mandatory safety and health standards. Safety and health issues in non-mining workplaces are overseen by DOL's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Use the resources on this page to learn more about DOL's health and safety requirements for the mining industry.



MSHA Online Forms Advisor

Helps mine operators and others in the mining industry understand and fulfill their filing requirements.
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MSHA Fire Suppression and Fire Protection Advisor

Helps mine operators determine minimum fire protection requirements for electrical and diesel equipment.
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MSHA Training Plan Advisor

Helps mine operators develop training plans based on the information required by federal regulations.
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Drug-Free Workplace Advisor

Helps employers build tailored drug-free workplace policies and programs and provides information about coverage and requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.
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