Mining Publication: Developing a Playbook on Powered Haulage Safety
Original creation date: March 2022
Authors: B Eiter, M Nasarwanji
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.
- ErgoMine - 2.1
- EXAMiner - 1.1.1
- Hazard Recognition Training Tool Allows Mineworkers to Perform Virtual Workplace Examination
- The Modern Evolution of Hearing Conservation Regulations
- Optimizing Secondary Roof Support with the NIOSH Support Technology Optimization Program (STOP)
- Safety and Health Toolbox Talks - 1.0
- Technology News 510 - HazCom Helper - OSHA Version: Compliance Tool For OSHA Rule 29 CFR 1910.1200
- Technology News 513 - Coaching Workshop for On-the-Job Trainers
- Technology News 554 - ErgoMine Targets Ergonomics and Safety Issues in Mining
- Use of Simulation Exercises for Safety Training in the U.S. Mining Industry