Mining Publication: Developing a Playbook on Powered Haulage Safety

Original creation date: March 2022

Authors: B Eiter, M Nasarwanji

Non-Peer Reviewed Journal Article - March 2022

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20065318

Pit Quarry 2022 Mar; 114(9):112-114,116

In 2018, the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) published a request for information (RFI) to gather details from the mining community on the availability, implementation and use of engineering controls in mobile equipment and belt conveyors.

To address the RFI, MSHA last September announced a proposed rule requiring that mine operators employing six or more mine workers develop, implement and update a written safety program for surface mobile and powered haulage equipment.

As the industry awaits the final declaration of the MSHA rule, the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) has several products available aimed at proactively improving the recognition of hazards related to surface mobile equipment. These products are ready for use and can easily be adapted to address mine site-specific needs – and then incorporated into a safety program.

Three of these NIOSH products are EXAMiner, ErgoMine, and Safety & Health Toolbox Talks.

First page of Developing a Playbook on Powered Haulage Safety
Non-Peer Reviewed Journal Article - March 2022

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20065318

Pit Quarry 2022 Mar; 114(9):112-114,116


Page last reviewed: 6/1/2022 Page last updated: 6/1/2022