Providing relevant information that helps protect the safety and health of all miners is the ongoing focus of NMA’s CORESafety system.
This month, we’re sharing information about a new campaign from MSHA called “Miner Health Matters”that has just been launched, along with some links where you can learn more.
As with CORESafety, the “Miner Health Matters” campaign is designed to promote and protect the health of all miners and to actively communicate with miners about the importance of maintaining awareness about their health.
There are several ongoing health initiatives at MSHA that fall under this umbrella, which you can read about on their website.
Another new MSHA initiative focuses on improving participation in the Part 90 program.
Under Title 30 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 90, coal miners who are sick from unhealthy levels of exposure to silica and coal dust can exercise their rights to continue working in healthier, more protected environments.
MSHA is also continuing to encourage miners to be aware of the risks associated with coronavirus and is maintaining its Miner Vaccination Outreach Program.
To learn more about the “Miner Health Matters” campaign and its various initiatives, you can follow the links that appear below –
- Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) website – click here
- “Miner Health Matters” Campaign – go here
- Part 90 Awareness Effort for Coal Miners – click here
- COVID 19 – Miner Vaccination Outreach Program (MVOP) – go here
- Blog Post from Chris Williamson, Asst. Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health – click here
- CORESafety website – go here
- On October 18, 2022