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7 Tips for Safety

7 Tips for Safety

- Oct 30, 2013

Earlier this year, the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) presented several tips for targeting injury reduction at stone, ...

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4 Tips for Working Around Conveyor Belts

4 Tips for Working Around Conveyor Belts

- Oct 25, 2013

“October is historically the deadliest month for miners,” the Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) noted in a report on ...

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MSHA Alert: Accident Prevention

MSHA Alert: Accident Prevention

- Oct 24, 2013

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported Tuesday that one fatal and four serious accidents have occurred in October ...

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MSHA Follows OSHA’s Lead on HazCom

MSHA Follows OSHA’s Lead on HazCom

AggMan Staff - Oct 01, 2013

While the change should ease confusion in the long term, operators need to note the differences between OSHA and MSHA ...

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MSHA Alert: Mining Safety

MSHA Alert: Mining Safety

- Sep 24, 2013

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has reported that three fatal accidents have occurred within a week at metal ...

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Guest Blog: MSHA’s Right to Private Information Expanded

Guest Blog: MSHA’s Right to Private...

- Sep 17, 2013

The Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) broad warrantless rights to inspection mines and to demand information have been further ...

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Shedding Light on Special Assessments

Shedding Light on Special Assessments

AggMan Staff - Sep 01, 2013

Operators should be diligent in contesting special assessments and seeking justification for penalty calculations.   by Patrick W. Dennison   In 2007, new penalty ...

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ALJ Knows Best

ALJ Knows Best

AggMan Staff - Aug 01, 2013

Recent orders denying motions for settlement signal a need for change in the settlement process.   by Adam J. Schwendeman   In August of ...

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Guest Blog: First Amendment Yields to Miners’ Rights under Section 105(c)

Guest Blog: First Amendment Yields to...

- Jul 22, 2013

A coal company’s attempt to sue a miner who has a pending Section 105(c) “whistleblower” claim has ended in defeat ...

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MSHA: Report released on conveyor fatality at gypsum operation

MSHA: Report released on conveyor fatality at...

- Jul 11, 2013

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on an April 27, 2013, fatality at a ...

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