MSHA Releases Updated Tool for Accessing Mine Data 
A new version of MSHA’s Mine Data Retrieval System, an online tool intended to improve access to data such as coal dust samples, noise samples, and personal health samples, was released in August. Users can also find information about mines’ injury rates, violations, and inspections. According to MSHA, the new MRDS features advanced data visualizations such as maps, charts, and graphs, and upgraded search capabilities. Users can search by mine, contractor, operator, and controller.  The new version of MRDS is available online. The MRDS manual (PDF) describes how to access and use the tool’s maps, charts, dashboards, reports, and datasets in greater detail.