Mine Safety

National Mining Association

NMA is U.S. mining’s advocate in Washington, D.C. and beyond. Learn more about mining safety & health, including safety publications, safety statistics, and NMA Safety and Health Initiatives.

Coal SMART Lesson

Learn more about mining safety in the Coal SMART Lesson.


CORESafety is a partnership led by the members of the National Mining Association. It’s an approach to mining safety and health to prevent accidents before they happen using a management system that involves leadership, management and assurance. Its objective is to have zero fatalities and a 50 percent reduction in mining’s injury rate within five years (0:50:5).

U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration

MSHA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor whose mission is to prevent death, disease, and injury from mining and to promote safe and healthful workplaces for the Nation’s miners.

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) Office of Mine Safety and Health Research

NIOSH’s missions is to eliminate mining fatalities, injuries, and illnesses through research and prevention.

Industrial Minerals Association – North America

IMA-NA is a trade association created to advance the interests of North American companies that mine or process minerals used throughout the manufacturing and agricultural industries.

Mine Safety Primer Available for Purchase

This eight-page publication contains information about the importance of mining, technological advances in mining, hazards around abandoned mines and quarries, mining careers and abandoned mine safety practices. Activities include “Mine Safety News,” “Abandoned Mines and Unsafe Air” and multiple additional activity suggestions like “Mine Hazard Charades” and “Name a Danger.”

11″ x 17″ two-color newspaper-format

Suggested Grades: K-8

Educational Standards: Correlates with National Science Education Standards D, E, F and G; Next Generation Science Standards ESS3; and Common Core State Standards for language.

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