Department of Labor

Simple policy decision can save thousands of manhours.

Right now, mine operators are required to submit accident & injury data and production data to the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA). They can submit forms 7000-1 and 7000-2 via web, email, fax, or hardcopy. Currently, over 10,000 hard copy submissions are received by the Office of Injury and Employment (part of DOL/MSHA/PEIR/ITC/SuppServices Division) EACH AND EVERY MONTH. This results in thousands of man hours... more »

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Electronic Report Writing

Incorporate an i-Pad type device into field inspectors' tools. The laptop has been used successfully by field inspectors. Now, the technology exists to electronically take field notes on an electronic recording pad thus eliminating the use of paper for notetaking. This could produce a completely electronic report. Reports would be able to be added to the IPAL database. All reviews could be made electronically by... more »

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