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Mine Site Safety Inspection Checklist

In a mine site, it is imperative to operate under compliance with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) standards and regulations. Ensure that the mine site provides respiratory protection, employs proper hazard communication, equipped in case of electrical or fire safety precautions, and more. Make sure each detail of the safety standards are covered and customize this inspection checklist to accommodate additional requirements as needed. This mobile checklist works in both on and offline environments.

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Mine Site Safety Inspection Checklist


Name of inspector

Date of inspection

Mine site address


New miners must receive 24 hrs of training per paragraphs b-d (including 4 hours minimum before beginning work at the mine)

Develop & implement a written training plan (site-specific)

Newly hired experienced miners must receive site-specific training prior to beginning work at the mine

Annual refresher training of 8 hrs is required (verify that all miners are current)

Maintain signed, written Form 5000-23 records of all miner training, and provide a copy to miner upon completion of training

Employees must be paid for training, including mileage, meals, and any lodging incurred

Site specific hazard awareness training is required before anyone is exposed to mine hazards (includes office/management staff, visitors, QC, delivery workers, service/repair persons, etc. unless always accompanied by an experienced miner)

Operator must provide site-specific hazard awareness training to independent contractors


All containers of hazardous materials must be properly labeled

Must have an SDS for each hazardous chemical produced or used

SDS must be kept onsite or readily available to miners in an emergency

Must retain SDS as long as hazardous chemical is at the mine, and must notify miners at least 3 months before disposing of the MSDS

Miners must receive Hazcom training

Develop, implement, and maintain a written Hazcom program per section 47.32

Reporting, Accidents, Injuries, Illnesses

Operator must maintain accident investigation reports required by 50.11 for 5 years after occurrence

Operator must investigate all accidents and injuries and submit report to MSHA

Operator may not alter accident site until MSHA has completed its investigation

Operator must complete Form 7000-1 and mail to MSHA within 10 working days after an accident or injury

Quarterly employment & production reports (Form 7000-2) must be filed within 15 days after end of each calendar quarter, and be maintained for 5 years

Operator must maintain 7000-1 and 7000-2 reports for 5 years after submission


Must notify local MSHA district office prior to starting operations

Must maintain wall, bank, and slope stability in places where persons work or travel

Must correct fall-of-material hazards at or near the perimeter of the pit wall; loose or unconsolidated material must be sloped or stripped at least 10' from top of pit wall

Ground conditions that create hazards must be corrected before work or travel allowed; until corrected, area must be posted w/warning signs and barriered

An experienced person must examine ground conditions prior to beginning work, after blasting, and as ground conditions warrant

Scaling must be performed in an area that does not expose persons to injury from falling material

Persons shall not work between machinery/equipment and the highwall or bank (where escape from falls/slides would be hindered)

Fire Prevention & Control

Abandoned electrical circuits must be deenergized and isolated to prevent becoming inadvertently energized

No smoking or use of flame allowed where flammable or combustible liquids, greases, or gases are used, stored, or handled

Visible warning signs prohibiting smoking and open flames must be posted where fire or explosion hazard exists

Flammable liquid spillage or leakage must be timely removed to prevent a fire hazard

Engines must be switched off prior to refueling (N/A to diesel-powered equipment)

Waste materials and liquids shall not accumulate in qtys that could create fire hazard

Until disposed, flammable waste & rags shall be placed in covered metal containers

No combustible materials shall be stored or accumulate within 25' of electric substations, flammable liquid storage tanks, or any containers storing over 60 gals of flammable liquids

The area within the 25' perimeter shall be kept free from dry vegetation

Each mine site shall have onsite fire fighting equipment, strategically located, readily accessible, plainly marked, maintained in fire-ready condition

Fire extinguishers shall be visually inspected at least once per month, and professionally maintained at least once per year

Certified records of each inspection shall be maintained for one year or until retested

Fire hydrants shall be equipped with uniform fittings for firefighting, readily available wrenches and adapters/fittings for firefighting

Fire extinguishers shall be recharged or replaced promptly after any discharge

A fire extinguisher shall be provided on self-propelled equipment (or within 100' if fire would not impede escape)

Operator shall establish emergency firefighting, evacuation, and rescue procedures

Emergency firefighting drills shall be held at least once every 6 months

Flammable liquids shall not be used for cleaning

Solvents shall not be used near an open flame, ignition source, heat source, or in any atmosphere that can elevate the temp of the solvent above its flash point

Fixed, flammable liquid storage tanks shall be securely mounted on firm foundations

Small quantities of flammable liquids shall be kept in safety cans labeled with its contents

Storage tanks (including piping, valves, fittings) for flammable liquids shall be capable of withstanding pressures, maintained to prevent leakage, isolated from ignition sources, and properly vented

Heat sources shall be separated from combustible materials if a fire hazard could be created

Fuel lines shall be equipped with valves capable of stopping fuel flow at the source

Battery charging stations: properly ventilated, no smoking or use of open flames, readily visible warning signs posted preventing smoking and open flame use

When welding or cutting, an appropriately rated fire extinguisher shall be at the work site

Oxygen cylinders shall not be stored in areas designated for storage of flammable liquids

Keep gauges and regulators used with oxygen and acetylene cylinders clean and free from oil and grease

Valves on oxygen and acetylene cylinders shall be closed when: moved, torch/hoses left unattended, or task is completed

Take proper precautions before welding, cutting, or applying heat to pipelines/containers with flammable liquids, gases, or explosive solids