Report Offers Mine Safety Recommendations

A new report by the National Research Council says miners need better resources and safety training. The report outlines seven recommendations for the Mine Safety and Health Administration, and the National Occupational Safety and Health Administration. One of those recommendations is to accelerate efforts to develop other technologies that could help miners save themselves by escaping. Things like better communication systems, real-time gas monitors and fail-safe tracking devices. Rather than propose new regulations, the report emphasizes self-escape training and tools for underground miners.