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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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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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