Stay Out-Stay Alive

Types of Safety Hazards | Stay Out-Stay Alive | Educational Resources

“Stay Out-Stay Alive” is a national public awareness campaign aimed at warning children and adults about the dangers of exploring and playing on active and abandoned mine sites. The campaign is a partnership of more than 70 federal and state agencies, private organizations, businesses and individuals.

Every year, dozens of people are injured or killed in accidents while engaged in recreational activities on mine property.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)  launched “Stay Out-Stay Alive” in 1999 to educate the public about the existing hazards. Throughout the year, “Stay Out-Stay Alive” partners visit schools, communities, and youth organizations around the country to educate children about the importance of steering clear of active and abandoned mines.

As one of MSHA’s partners, BLM’s AML program has produced several mine safety education materials for the public including: