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Government Documents - Department of Labor: Mine Safety and Health Administration

Guide to the Department of Labor and its subsidiary agencies. Publications cover topics such as employment and unemployment, earnings, price indexes, labor laws, fair employment, women and minority workers, and child labor.

About the agency

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) grew out of the Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration, which was established in 1973. MSHA came into existence in 1977. Its purpose is "to prevent death, disease, and injury from mining and to promote safe and healthful workplaces for the Nation's miners" (MSHA web site).

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Our holdings

Government Documents holds a partial collection of MSHA publications, including the following series:

Fatalgrams (L 38.15:) Detailed, illustrated accounts of mining accidents involving fatalities.

We also have a variety of general publications, pamphlets, and other MSHA materials, as well as laws, regulations, Congressional hearings, documents, and reports about mining safety and health in the U.S.

Subject Guide

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