For several months, MSHA – as well as representatives from various external stakeholder groups – have been designing a brand new MSHA.gov website. Now the new MSHA.gov beta site has been opened so the general public can test and explore the site and provide comments before the new site is ready at the start of 2016.
MSHA says: “The new modernized site is designed to be easier to use, with better content organization and improved search capabilities. The new home page has been redesigned to limit text, but provides quick access to important information previously listed on the home page via a drop-down navigation menu at the top of the page.
“As you’re exploring the beta site you’ll find that most pages accessed from the homepage and navigation menu have been migrated into the new system. At some point, you will see some links to pages that have not yet been migrated from the old site. If you have any difficulty accessing information, just run a search using the search box in the upper right corner of any page on the beta site. The system will point you to content on the new site — or direct you to the older archived pages if they have not yet been migrated. We encourage you to let us know if there is specific content you have difficulties finding.
“To give everyone time to share input and get used to the new site, both the new and existing site will continue to exist through the end of this year. So please take the time to try out the new website and give us your feedback.
To view the new site: Just click the yellow banner located at the top of the current msha.gov page.
“To share your comments and suggestions: Use the “Submit Website Feedback” tab located on the right side of every page on the new site. Alternatively, you can email your comments and suggestions to MSHAWebContent@dol.gov.
“While we are looking for all types of feedback, please consider the following questions as you review the site:
Can you find needed information that you were able to access on the current site?
Are any essential elements missing?
Are there additional elements or features you would find helpful?
The new MSHA.gov beta site is a work in progress and we will continue to make improvements over time so please let us know what you think.”