Tags: Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main

Taking Steps Towards Safety

Mar 01, 2014

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief tdunphy@randallreilly.com On Feb. 5, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released a new guide on ladder safety designed to provide greater clarity and assistance for complying with MSHA ladder safety standards. Hopefully, the guide will enable operators ...

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Safety hits all-time high in 2012

Apr 09, 2013

Safety hits all-time high in 2012

According to data released by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), 2012 had the lowest fatality rate in the history of U.S. mining, with 0.0107 deaths per 200,000 hours worked and a reportable injury rate of 2.56 per 200,000 ...

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Compliance with proper equipment guarding

Dec 04, 2012

Compliance with proper equipment guarding

The Mine Safety and Health Administration develops a guide to help producers abide by industry rules and protect against guarding-related violations. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rolled out a new compliance assistance resource on Oct. 4 to address one ...

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MSHA’s Main addresses concerns of aggregate associations

Jul 17, 2012

MSHA’s Main addresses concerns of aggregate associations

In remarks before representatives of several Midwest state aggregate associations on July 17 in Florence, Ky., Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main outlined a number of important initiatives and reforms his agency has undertaken ...

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