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MSHA Seeks Comments on Revised Instructions for Coal Mine Rescue Teams

Posted in on Tue, Nov 19, 2013

MSHA has requested comments on revised instruction guides for coal mine rescue team training.   MSHA prescribes training materials through the issuance of instruction guides.  Existing standards for coal mine rescue teams include criteria for mine operators to certify the qualifications of the teams.  The MINER Act of 2006 requires MSHA to update these criteria every 5 years.  The revised instruction guides update existing mine rescue training materials referenced in the criteria to certify coal mine rescue team qualifications.  MSHA states that the revised instruction guides provide improved advanced mine rescue training for coal mine rescue teams by including additional exercises to provide more hands-on skills training to enhance team performance when responding to an actual mine emergency.  Comments are due November 25, 2013.  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-24/html/2013-22804.htm

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