MSHA ramps up airborne contaminant exposure monitoring
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has increased its focus on exposure monitoring at metal and nonmetal mines throughout the country “to ensure better worker protection from overexposure to harmful airborne contaminants,” and accordingly, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) has upgraded efforts to assist industry operators in complying with the standard.
NSSGA has sent a letter to industry operators notifying them of the importance of this future MSHA enforcement initiative. Additionally, NSSGA issued a copy of its Occupational Health Program (available at www.nssga.org), which details ways to conduct exposure monitoring necessary for complying with the standard, to executive directors of all state aggregate associations in the hope that this facilitates wider dissemination of the news of this coming enforcement initiative. NSSGA says that it “is also working to find other vehicles for assisting operators.”
Although NSSGA says it doesn’t know the in-depth details of MSHA’s planned enforcement emphasis, the organization says it “is committed to compliance with this and all standards.”
For a more in-depth report, see the February 2011 print magazine or Digital Edition (www.aggman.com, click on Digital Edition and go to the AggBeat section) of Aggregates Manager.
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