Miner Safety and Health App Now Available in Spanish
The program is available to miners in English and Spanish.
The program launched in 2022 for miners is now available in a second language, allowing more people to access important information and resources.
According to a press release, the Miner Safety and Health App, which was launched in August 2022 in English, is now available in Spanish, the Department of Labor announced in mid-January. To open Spanish, change your phone’s language to Spanish.
“Spanish-speaking miners in the United States now have access to information about mine safety and health and their rights as miners at their fingertips,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Chris Williamson in the story.
The Miner Safety and Health program contains many topics related to safety and health, including information on combustible materials, fire safety, noise and silica protection, a miner’s rights list and information on the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Users can also report incidents and contact MSHA via phone or email on the app.
“The Miner Safety and Health Program is a tool that empowers miners and helps them work to protect the safety and health of the mine,” added Williamson. “However, the Mine Act makes it clear that miners have a primary responsibility to maintain a safe and healthy working environment, including the training of miners.”
In 2021, there were 1,930 injuries and illnesses in the mining industry that resulted in lost work days, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That same year, 32 people died in the industry.
The Miner Safety and Health App is available for both Android and iOS devices.
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Alex Saurman is the content editor for Occupational Health & Safety.