Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration: Emergency Mine Evacuation
GAO-07-288R: Dec 21, 2006
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) new rule on emergency mine evacuation. GAO found that (1) the rule revises the MHSA Emergency Temporary Standard, including requirements for increased availability and storage of self-contained self-rescue devices (SCSRs), improved emergency evacuation drills and SCSRs training, and the installation and maintenance of lifelines in underground coal mines and requires immediate accident notification applicable to all mines; and (2) MSHA complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.