Online Training Tool Launched for Proper Reporting of Injuries, Illnesses in U.S. Mines

Federal regulators rely heavily on proper reporting of accidents in the nation’s mines to determine the effectiveness of mine operators’ health and safety programs.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration announced today the debut of an online tool for  mine operators and contractors to receive training on the proper reporting of those injuries.

The goal is to promote compliance with ToPart 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations,  which requires mine operators to notify MSHA of accidents, illnesses and injuries as well as report quarterly employment and production data.

“From the operator’s perspective, it can serve as a road map to pinpoint where they are having problems and where they need to concentrate their efforts,” said Joseph Main, assistant secretary for  mine safety and health “For miners, it will help them better understand the Part 50 requirements on reporting work-related injuries and illnesses. Finally, it will enhance MSHA’s ability to evaluate and develop mine safety and health initiatives which benefit the entire mining industry.”

Here’s the agency’s announcement.

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