Mine Safety and Health Administration January 25, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Underground Mine Rescue Equipment and Technology
Document Number: 06-722
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Mine Safety and Health Administration is requesting data, comments, and other information on issues relevant to underground mine rescue equipment and technology. Over the last several years, improvements have been made to communication devices, sensors and other forms of technology in general industry. As such, continuous development and deployment of mine rescue equipment and technology are crucial to enhancing the effectiveness of mine rescue operations and improving miners' survivability in the event of a mine emergency. Responses to this request for information will assist the Agency in determining an appropriate course of action as necessary to improve mine rescue capabilities.