2009 MSHA Final Rule: Refuge Alternatives for Underground Coal Mines

2009 MSHA Final Rule
 The final rule establishes the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) requirements for refuge alternatives in underground coal mines and the training of miners in their use. It includes testing and approval requirements.

Consistent with the MINER Act, it includes MSHA’s response to the National Institute for Occupational
Safety and Health (NIOSH) Report on
Refuge Alternatives.

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