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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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Rock Law

Rock Law

- 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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MSHA Alert: Mining fatalities on the rise

MSHA Alert: Mining fatalities on the rise

- Aug 05, 2014

The number of mining deaths in the United States is on the rise, according to a new report released by U.S. ...

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Miner’s discrimination complaints:  What’s an operator to do?

Miner’s discrimination complaints: ...

- Aug 05, 2014

This article has been contributed by Max L. Corley, III. Mine operators across the United States are facing an unprecedented number ...

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Crucial Clarification of “Repeated Flagrant” Provision

Crucial Clarification of “Repeated...

AggMan Staff - Aug 01, 2014

Recent orders by ALJ explain criteria for flagrant violations. by Adam J. Schwendeman In March 2013, the Federal Mine Safety and Health ...

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Truck driver killed at sand and gravel mine

Truck driver killed at sand and gravel mine

- Jul 22, 2014

Harold Steege, 58-year-old truck driver, was killed at a sand and gravel mine in Alma, Kansas. Steege arrived in his dump ...

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Mine refuses MSHA inspection

Mine refuses MSHA inspection

- Jul 18, 2014

A sand and gravel mine in North Dakota has found itself in a heap of trouble with the U.S. Department ...

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Is your social media policy in need of a makeover?

Is your social media policy in need of a...

- Jul 01, 2014

by M. Robin Repass With the popularity of social media as a source of communication in today’s workplace, it is essential ...

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MSHA issues 43 citations during May impact inspections

MSHA issues 43 citations during May impact...

- Jun 27, 2014

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Thursday that it issued 43 citations and 17 orders to metal and ...

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How to avoid explosions at mining sites

How to avoid explosions at mining sites

- Jun 26, 2014

An accident involving an exploding centrifugal pump part at sand and gravel mine has resulted in the death of a ...

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