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Guam MSHA Consultation

The Guam Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Consultation Service is funded by the federal MSHA department through a memorandum of agreement. Employers classified as “mines” (i.e. quarry, open pit) are assisted to improve their mine safety and health management systems. Consultation services are designed to help reduce deaths, injuries, and illnesses in the island’s mines with a variety of activities and programs.

The Guam MSHA Consultation Service assists businesses in understanding the federal MSHA safety and health rules for all U.S. mines, and provides technical, educational and other types of assistance to mine operators. MSHA works cooperatively with industry, labor, and other Federal and state agencies to improve safety and health conditions for all miners in the United States.

Consulting Services include requested training and retraining of miners and other persons at shell dredging, sand, gravel, surface stone, surface clay, colloidal phosphate, and surface limestone mines in Guam.

The Guam MSHA Consultant Will:

  • Consult with mining industry to assess the training needs of the mine sites.
  • Assist instructors, mine operators, and contractors in developing training plans and programs.
  • Train miners, mine operators, and contractors.
  • Develop a mine health and safety program, which may include conducting training, conducting mine safety analysis visits, and evaluating instructors (e.g., visiting training classes to analyze the quality of the instruction).

The Guam MSHA Consultant Will Not:

  • Issue citations or propose penalties for violations of MSHA standards;
  • Report possible violations to MSHA enforcement staff;
  • Guarantee that your workplace will “pass” an MSHA inspection.