MSHA Sets Six Public Meetings on Conveyors, Mobile Equipment RFI

In addition to soliciting data from stakeholders on technology and practices that can improve safety conditions for miners, MSHA will provide technical assistance and develop best practices and training materials to raise awareness of hazards related to mobile equipment and belt conveyors.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration will hold six public stakeholder meetings and a webinar on its Request for Information about safety improvement technologies for mobile equipment at surface mines and for belt conveyors at surface and underground mines. That RFI was published on June 26, 2018.

The meetings will begin Aug. 7 in Birmingham, Ala., and conclude Sept. 25 at MSHA headquarters in Arlington, Va.

Mobile equipment at surface operations includes bulldozers, front-end loaders, and trucks. Belt conveyors are used to transport materials in surface and underground mines. The RFI is part of a larger initiative that MSHA is undertaking to reduce accidents involving powered haulage, which includes haul trucks, front-end loaders and other large vehicles, and belt conveyors.

In addition to soliciting data from stakeholders on technology and practices that can improve safety conditions for miners, MSHA will provide technical assistance and develop best practices and training materials to raise awareness of hazards related to mobile equipment and belt conveyors.

The other meeting dates are:

  • Aug. 9, Dallas
  • Aug. 16 (webinar)
  • Aug. 21, Reno, NV
  • Sept. 11, National Mine Health and Safety Academy, Beckley, WV
  • Sept. 20, Albany, NY

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