Tags: Joseph A. Main assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health

MSHA midyear mine fatality update: 19 miners died

Jul 19, 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) on June 19 released a midyear summary of mining deaths across the country. During the first half of 2012, 19 miners died in work-related accidents at the nation's mines. Among ...

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MSHA announces $8.44 million in mine health and safety training grants to 47 states, Navajo Nation

Sep 07, 2011

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) on Sept. 7 announced that it has allocated $8,441,000 in health and safety training grants for fiscal year 2011. Grantees will use the funds to provide federally mandated training to miners. The grants cover ...

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MSHA announces results of May impact inspections

Jun 28, 2011

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced on June 28 that federal inspectors issued 428 citations, orders and safeguards during special impact inspections conducted at 15 coal mines and four metal/nonmetal mines last month. The coal mines were issued ...

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MSHA holding June 29 briefing on Upper Big Branch Mine investigation

Jun 23, 2011

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will hold a June 29 public briefing on its investigation into the explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Raleigh County, W.Va. The briefing, to begin at 10 a.m. EDT, will coincide with ...

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MSHA holding June 29 briefing on Upper Big Branch Mine investigation

Jun 23, 2011

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will hold a June 29 public briefing on its investigation into the explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Raleigh County, W.Va. The briefing, to begin at 10 a.m. EDT, will coincide with ...

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MSHA issues 255 citations during special impact inspections

May 31, 2011

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced on May 31 that federal inspectors issued 255 citations and orders during special impact inspections conducted at eight coal mines and seven metal/non-metal mines in April. The coal mines were issued 125 ...

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MSHA launches annual ‘Stay Out, Stay Alive’ campaign

May 31, 2011

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) marked Memorial Day weekend  with its annual warning to outdoor enthusiasts who may stray — knowingly or otherwise — onto mine property. MSHA says that each year, numerous children and adults are injured or ...

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MSHA releases Upper Big Branch Mine investigation interview transcripts

May 09, 2011

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) on May 9 released 25 transcripts of witness interviews from the investigation of the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion that occurred in April 2010. These transcripts, from interviews ...

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MSHA announces results of March impact inspections

Apr 25, 2011

Federal inspectors issued 134 citations, orders and safeguards during special impact inspections conducted at eight coal mines and eight metal/nonmetal mines in March, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced on April 21. The ...

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MSHA holding public briefing Upper Big Branch Mine explosion investigation

Mar 30, 2011

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will hold a briefing on June 29 to publicly disseminate information gathered during the investigation of the explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Raleigh County, W.Va. The briefing will coincide with ...

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MSHA issues proposed rule on pattern of violations

Jan 31, 2011

A proposed rule to revise the Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) pattern of violations (POV) regulation in 30 Code of Federal Regulations Part 104 will be published in the Federal Register on Feb. 2,  the agency announced on Jan. ...

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MSHA ramps up airborne contaminant exposure monitoring

Jan 04, 2011

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 ...

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