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MSHA Holiday Season Reminder

During the holiday season, it can be easy to lose focus on matters that seem routine. At times like this, our thoughts can drift rather than staying focused on the important duties we are performing. Historically in December, miners engage in hazardous activities involving seasonal weather factors that result in fatalities.
MSHA would like to remind everyone how important it is to maintain your focus on safety at all times.
Take a minute to think about each task you are about to perform as you go about your daily work.
Stay mindful of the hazards and dangers in the mining workplace that, if lost sight of even briefly, can bring unwanted tragedy to our lives.
Fix all the hazards you find and don’t take risks.
Take all of the necessary safety precautions so that you, your co-workers, and families can continue to enjoy the holidays for many years to come.
This reminder along with a summary of the 2020 fatalities, MSHA’s response to COVID-19 and training requirements, along with other MSHA updates please click here to view a presentation that was presented on during MSHA’s December 12, 2020 Quarterly Stakeholders meeting.