S&S violations are violations of a mandatory health or safety standard that “significantly and substantially contributes to the cause and effect of a coal or other mine safety or health hazard.”

The S&S Rate Calculator is an enhancement to the two-year-old Pattern of Violations Monitoring Tool, which allows mine operators, miners and stakeholders to measure a mine’s performance against MSHA’s specific screening criteria for violations. The S&S Rate Calculator allows users to determine a mine’s rate of S&S violations for any specific date range. Users need only the mine’s seven-digit ID number to find data.

The S&S rate calculator is available at: www.msha.gov/DRS/SNSRateCalculator.asp.