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Mine Safety & Health
Can my mining company make us work overtime? We have been working double-shifts, the miners are tired, and someone is going to get hurt.
Where do I get information about black lung benefits?
How do I get the lost-time injury rate for a particular mine?
What is the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act (also known as the Mine Act)?
What is the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)?
Where can I get citation histories, accident histories, and other such information for a particular company or mine?
How do I contest a citation or order issued by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for a mandatory health or safety violation?
I am a miner and was injured at work. How can I find out if my employer notified the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) about my injury?
Where can I locate a list of materials, supplies, etc. that have been approved for use in underground mines?
How do I get a product approved by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for use in an underground coal mine or gassy underground metal mine?
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