Miner Safety and Health App Can Now Be Used in Spanish

Miner Safety and Health App Can Now Be Used in Spanish

The app is available to miners in both English and Spanish.

An app launched in 2022 for miners is now available in a second language, allowing more people to access important information and resources.

According to a news release, the Miner Safety and Health App, which launched in August 2022 in English, is available in Spanish, the Department of Labor announced in mid-January. To enable Spanish, change the language on your phone to Spanish.

“Spanish-speaking miners throughout the U.S. now have access to important mine safety and health information and their rights as miners in the palm of their hands,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Chris Williamson in the news release. 

The Miner Safety and Health App contains information on numerous safety and health topics, including combustible materials, fire protection, noise conservation and silica, a list of miners' rights and information on the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Users are also able to report incidents and contact MSHA via call or email on the app.

“The Miner Safety and Health app is a resource that empowers miners and helps them play active roles in mine safety and health,” Williamson added. “Even so, the Mine Act makes clear that mine operators have the primary responsibility for maintaining safe and healthy working conditions, including to provide required training for miners.”

In 2021, there were a total of 1,930 injuries and illnesses in the mining industry that led to work days missed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That same year, there were 32 deaths in the industry.

The Miner Safety and Health App is available for both Android and iOS devices.

Photo credit: ironwas / Shutterstock.com

About the Author

Alex Saurman is the Content Editor for Occupational Health & Safety.

Download Center

  • Hand Safety Program

    Hand injuries are the #1 preventable industrial accident worldwide. In REThinking Hand Safety, the most comprehensive book on hand safety, you'll learn how top companies have reduced hand injuries by up to 90% and what the most successful hand safety programs have in common. Get your free copy today!

  • Free 1-on-1 Consultations

    Is your company ready to reduce hand injuries? Schedule a free meeting with a Superior Glove hand safety expert and learn how to reduce hand injuries, lower PPE costs, and increase worker productivity. Our 1-on-1 consultations offer personalized advice and recommendations for your specific needs and concerns.

  • Glove 101 Guide

    Choosing the right safety gloves for your workers can be a daunting task. That’s where some basic knowledge of gloves can really come in handy! In this comprehensive guide you’ll find key information you need to know about safety gloves from types of gloves and materials to additives, treatments, safety standards, and more.

  • Sample Program

    Find the right safety gloves for your team and try before you buy—in just 3 easy steps! Simply add the products you want to try to your sample box, complete the sample request form, and wait for your samples to arrive at no cost to you.

  • Water Protection Product Guide

    Find the right safety gloves for your workers that are designed to protect in wet environments. From light and flexible to heavy duty, find the best water-resistant gloves with mechanical protection to safeguard workers.

  • Superior Glove

Featured Whitepaper

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - November December 2022

    November December 2022


      The Evolution of Gas Detection
    • OSHA TOP 10
      OSHA's Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2022
      Enhance Your Fall Protection Program with Technology
      The Future: How Safety WIll Continue to Evolve
    View This Issue