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US mine regulators issue new guidance tools aimed at mining safety

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ARLINGTON, Virginia — The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration is rolling out online tools to track violations commonly associated with mining deaths.

The tools are intended to assist miners, operators and others who have an interest in mining and mine safety.

One tool identifies the health and safety standards highlighted in MSHA's "Rules to Live By" outreach and enforcement program. It began in 2010 to prevent some common causes of mining fatalities.

The second tool tracks compliance of nine standards associated with hazardous conditions that pose the greatest risk to underground coal miners.

Joseph A. Main is the assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health. He says the new resources will enable mine operators to monitor their own compliance.

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