MSHA reminds miners they can request inspections for hazardous conditions
Since January 2009, MSHA has received 3,951 hazard condition complaints and 289 discrimination complaints.
MSHA recently revised its publication “A Guide to Miners’ Rights and Responsibilities under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.” As the title suggests, the booklet summarizes the rights guaranteed all miners under the Mine Act as well as the responsibility of all miners to take an active role in matters of mine safety and health. The publication is available at http://www.msha.gov/S&HINFO/minersrights/minersrights.asp.
Other resources at this site include a miners’ rights tri-fold brochure and pocket card, an online hazardous condition complaint form, an online notification of miners’ representative form and a discrimination complaint packet.