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New technology to aid MSHA inspections


Last updated 3/9/2018 at 4:15am

Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA Mobile IAS

U.S. Department of Labor

MSHA mine inspectors will be equipped with Wi-Fi-capable tablets with cameras, video and voice recording, touch screens, digital pens and Bluetooth.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration Feb. 22 announced that nearly 1,500 MSHA inspectors will be equipped with new tablets aimed at streamlining the mine inspection process.

Known as the Mobile Inspection Application System, the Windows-based tablets replace an 18-year-old system that required mine inspectors to carry bulky laptops, cameras, reference material,...

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