MSHA Proposes Rule for Underground Coal Mining

August 2008
Professional Safety;Aug2008, Vol. 53 Issue 8, p16
Academic Journal
The article reports on the proposal of a rule for underground coal mining by the Mine Safety and Health Administration in the U.S. The move aims for the improvement of belt materials and fire protection in underground coal mines. The rule has included the requirements for improved flame-resistant conveyor belts, standardized tactile signals on lifelines, and approval for using the air from the belt entry. Furthermore, it indicates the need of the underground coal mine operators for purchasing conveyor belts which are more flame-resistant.


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