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MSHA statistics and alerts scrutinize safety practices

MSHA statistics and alerts scrutinize safety...

- Jan 05, 2015

There have been 25 fatalities at metal and non-metal (M/NM) operations from October 2013 through August 2014 — a marked ...

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Employee involvement is one step toward safety

Employee involvement is one step toward...

- Jan 05, 2015

I have heard repeatedly from leaders of organizations looking to improve their safety performance that they want their employees to ...

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Focus on supervisors

Focus on supervisors

- Dec 01, 2014

In last month’s issue, I explored the role that middle managers play in embedding safety as a core value into ...

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OSHA seeks stakeholder input on PELs

OSHA seeks stakeholder input on PELs

- Dec 01, 2014

On Oct. 9, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it would launch a national dialogue with stakeholders ...

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Stuck in the middle?

Stuck in the middle?

- Nov 01, 2014

  Is it logical to think that one level in the organization holds the key to safety performance? Often times, we ...

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Challenges continue on POV rule

Challenges continue on POV rule

- Nov 01, 2014

In January 2013, the final Pattern of Violations (POV) rule was announced by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). ...

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How do your employees perceive your views on safety?

How do your employees perceive your views on...

- Oct 01, 2014

“For many, many years I had in my mind we were a real ‘safety’ company, because that was all that ...

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Bigger penalties ahead

Bigger penalties ahead

- Oct 01, 2014

On July 31, MSHA published proposed revisions to the current criteria and procedures for assessment of civil penalties.  79 Fed. ...

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Safety Excellence

Safety Excellence

- Sep 01, 2014

 If you surveyed a group of safety professionals and asked them what percentage of accidents are caused by conditions and ...

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Denial of walk around rights during impact inspection may lead to vacated citations

Denial of walk around rights during impact...

- Sep 01, 2014

Denial of walkaround rights during impact inspection may lead to vacated citations.    Since April 2010, the Mine Safety and Health Administration ...

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