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MSHA’s Program Policy Letter on Underground Escape Ways


Earlier this year, the Mine Safety and Health Administration announced the issuance of a program policy letter, giving mine operators guidance regarding an existing requirement to provide escape ways or refuges at underground metal and nonmetal mines when miners must shelter in place. In a bylined article for Mining Engineering, Kristin White discusses the significant safety issues regarding the placement of escape ways or refuges in locations that provide miners access, if they cannot escape.

To read the full article, visit Mining Engineering.


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