Workers in the mining industry are faced with safety and fall protection hazards daily both above and below ground. From the extraction of materials to transporting them, it is important to address worker safety every step of the way.
According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, slips and falls are a significant cause of accidents in the mining industry each year. A proper fall protection plan must be put in place by employers to include personal fall protection and employee training.
MSHA strongly encourages mine operators and contractors to work closely with their employees to identify fall hazards, raise awareness and jointly develop comprehensive fall protection programs to eliminate fall hazards or provide appropriate protection against them.
For more information, please visit the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) page on Safety Targets Program.