REGION

Blaster's Zone Federal Info

Blaster's Zone

Federal Info

MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (MHSA)

An agency of the Department of Labor concerned with promulgation and enforcement of health and safety regulations in the mining field.

To notify MSHA of a mine accident or emergency, call your local MSHA office. If you are unable to contact your local MSHA office, call (800) 746-1553.

To report a hazardous condition at a mine to MSHA, call (800) 746-1554. You do not need to identify yourself.

For general information about MSHA, call MSHA’s Office of Information and Public Affairs on (703) 235-1452.

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA)

An agency of the Department of Labor active in eliminating occupational hazards and promoting employee health and safety.

1-800-321-OSHA (6742)

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20210

OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING (OSM)

An agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior regulating surface coal mining and the surface effects of underground coal mining.

202-208-2719

Office of Surface Mining
1951 Constitution Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20240

BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, AND FIREARMS (BATF)

A bureau of the Department of Treasury having responsibility for the promulgation and enforcement of regulations related to the unlawful use of explosive materials under 18 U.S.C. Chapter 40, Section 847.

BUREAU OF EXPLOSIVES

A bureau of the Association of American Railroads which the U.S. Department of Transportation may consult for recommendations on classification of explosive materials for the purpose of interstate transportation.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)

A cabinet-level agency of the Federal Government. It has the responsibility for the comprehensive regulation of transportation safety and issues regulations governing interstate shipments of explosives and other hazardous materials.

INSTITUTE OF MAKERS OF EXPLOSIVES (IME)

A non-profit, safety-oriented trade association representing producers of commercial explosive materials in the U.S. and Canada and dedicated to safety in the manufacture, transportation, storage, handling and use of explosive materials.

NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION (NFPA)

Standards for explosive materials and ammonium nitrate issued by the National Fire Protection Association.

NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL (NSC)

A non-profit organization charged by Congress to provide a regular information service on the causes of accidents and ways to prevent them.

UNDERWRITERS LABORATORY, INC. (UL)

A nationally recognized incorporated testing laboratory qualified and equipped to conduct the necessary tests to determine compliance with appropriate standards and the satisfactory performance of materials or equipment in actual usage.