The annual Sentinels of Safety award program recognizes achievement of outstanding safety records, to stimulate greater interest in safety and to encourage development of more effective accident prevention programs among the Nation’s mineral extractive industries. This program is cosponsored by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the National Mining Association (NMA).
- Current (2010) Award Winners and Runner-ups*
- *Runner-ups for the Sentinels of Safety award are based on self-reported injury and employment information submitted by the mine operators that was not independently verified by MSHA. Sentinels of Safety winners were audited by MSHA personnel.
- 2010 Award Winners Video
Am I eligible?
All eligible mine operators who would like to be considered for the Sentinels of Safety Awards Program must submit a Sentinels of Safety Verification Letter. First, operators will need to verify that the injury and employment information on file with MSHA is correct for the mine in question. If the injury and employment information on file with MSHA is correct, operators can submit a verification letter. Electronic submission will require the operator to register for the MSHA E-Gov System. This can be done at the time the verification letter is submitted.
If the data on file with MSHA is not correct, new or amended 7000-1 and 7000-2 forms need to be submitted.
Operators can review a detailed record of the injury and employment data that they have submitted for their mine properties on the MSHA Data Retrieval System . Enter your mine ID in the appropriate area, hit Search and then opt for the Overview report on the subsequent page.
- For more information, or questions regarding the Sentinels of Safety Award program, you may contact us at (303) 231-5449 or via email at SentinelsofSafety@dol.gov.