Protecting and Promoting Your Interests
MSHA Fatality Alert
– On August 3, 2021, a miner was run over by a customer tractor-trailer while walking to his normal work area.
Assure adequate illumination
sufficient to provide safe working conditions.
Communicate with mobile equipment operators and make eye contact to ensure they acknowledge your presence.
Be aware of the location and traffic patterns of mobile equipment in your work area.
Wear high visibility clothing
when working around mobile equipment.
Wear strobe lights
near mobile equipment.
Assure traffic controls provide for safe movement of mobile equipment and are followed.
Operate mobile equipment at reduced speeds in work areas.
Stay clear of normal paths of travel for mobile equipment
and train all persons to recognize work place hazards.