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MSHA issues citations to five metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in February

Mar 30, 2015

MSHA issues citations to five metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in February

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that federal inspectors issued 195 citations and 15 orders during special impact inspections conducted at 12 coal mines and five metal/non-metal (MNM) mines during the month of February. One of the five ...

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Conveyor Safety: 101

Oct 22, 2014

Conveyor Safety: 101

By Larry Goldbeck When times are tight, it’s more important than ever to minimize risk with ongoing maintenance and safety programs that help protect workers, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency. Few would argue with the assertion that a single serious conveyor accident ...

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March 2013

Sep 23, 2013

March 2013

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Learn about safety at the 2013 Southeast Mine Safety & Health Conference

Sep 11, 2013

Learn about safety at the 2013 Southeast Mine Safety & Health Conference

The 8th annual Southeast Mine Safety and Health Conference will take place November 5-7 at the Ross Bridge Hotel/Conference Center in Hoover, Alabama, near Birmingham. The conference focuses on health and safety in the mining industry and will feature keynote speakers ...

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MSHA talks about the Small Mines Program

Feb 18, 2013

MSHA talks about the Small Mines Program

Last week, I interviewed Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joe Main and Administrator in the Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health Administration Neal Merrifield. The main topic of our conversation was guarding in aggregate operations ...

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Aggregates Manager Pull-out Guide: Keep a Clean House

Jul 01, 2012

Aggregates Manager Pull-out Guide:  Keep a Clean House

       Housekeeping Heightens Safety   It seems like such a little thing: keeping a clean house. But failure to do a minimum of housekeeping leads to some of the most common citations from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). More importantly, it ...

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Safety Steps

Jun 01, 2011

Safety Steps

Good Guarding Protect employees from moving machine parts. By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief When it comes to protecting miners from moving machine parts, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recommends three types of strategies for guarding. They include the following: • Guarding at the ...

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