Equipment Manufacturers & Mine Safety Administration Form Alliance

Staff | September 28, 2010

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) have formed an alliance to develop and distribute "best practices" training materials and other information to enhance miner health and safety related to equipment operation and maintenance.

AEM and MSHA officials participated in a special signing ceremony January 23 in Washington, D.C., with MSHA represented by Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Richard Stickler and AEM represented by AEM President Dennis Slater.

The two organizations will work cooperatively through the alliance to develop and disseminate various mining equipment safety training materials, such as DVDs, posters, stickers, and fliers, to the mining community.

Distributed through a variety of print and electronic media, including MSHA and AEM websites, the materials will be designed to help miners recognize, avoid and prevent equipment safety hazards.