This report includes a collection of data from mine companies and manufacturers derived from on-site visits as well as a mail survey. Analysis activity was directed at developing an understanding of currently used safety practices related to underground coal mine belt conveyors and formulating better safety practices. This activity led to the development of design criteria upon which both the hardware and the procedures manual were based. Hardware development consisted of the conceptualization of new and unique solutions to existing problems, followed by the successful design, fabrication, and in-mine testing of prototypes (saucer skid, armored level, controlled tensioning device, and turnbuckle tensioning wrench). On-site observations and in-depth discussions with all levels of mine personnel, together with information from equipment manufacturers, provided the necessary background for the conceptualization of this procedures manual.