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MSHA: Violation reforms have made mines safer

Oct 07, 2014

MSHA: Violation reforms have made mines safer

We're close to the second anniversary of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) violations reforms, and it's safe to say MSHA couldn't be happier. According to MSHA's Assistant Secretary Joseph A. Main, the pattern of violations reforms ...

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MSHA announces results of July impact inspections

Sep 01, 2014

MSHA announces results of July impact inspections

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the results of its July impact inspections. During the month, federal inspectors issued 190 citations and eight orders during special impact inspections conducted at 15 coal mines and ...

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MSHA’s proposed penalty changes could increase citation costs

Aug 01, 2014

MSHA’s proposed penalty changes could increase citation costs

On July 31, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that makes significant changes to its existing civil penalty regulations. Aggregates operators should familiarize themselves with the proposed changes and consider the ...

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MSHA Revamps Safety Outreach to Small Producers

May 06, 2014

MSHA Revamps Safety Outreach to Small Producers

Industry training will look dramatically different as the summer aggregate production season approaches full tilt. During a May 5 stakeholder summit held by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Joseph A. Main, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety ...

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MSHA Assistant Secretary of Labor Main updates NSSGA on recent agency actions

Mar 06, 2014

MSHA Assistant Secretary of Labor Main updates NSSGA on recent agency actions

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main talked with the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) board of directors on Wednesday in Las Vegas to update them about recent actions taken by the Mine ...

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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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Keep Safety in Mind

May 01, 2013

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief tdunphy@randallreilly.com   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 ...

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Compliance with proper equipment guarding

Dec 01, 2012

Compliance with proper equipment guarding

For daily news updates and web-exclusive news items, visit the “AggBeat Online” section of our website at www.aggman.com   The Mine Safety and Health Administration develops a guide to help producers abide by industry rules and protect against guarding-related violations.   By Tina Grady ...

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Main Highlights MSHA Milestones

Oct 04, 2012

Main Highlights MSHA Milestones

During a recent conversation with Joe Main, he touted MSHA’s work with aggregate associations to bring about safety improvements.   By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor   Joseph A. Main, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), has been ...

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One-on-one with MSHA’s Joe Main

Aug 20, 2012

I had an interesting conversation with MSHA's Joe Main. He spoke extensively about the progress MSHA has made in regard to consistency training for field inspectors and touted the progress made through MSHA's partnerships with the NSSGA and state aggregate ...

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More Rules to Live By

Apr 01, 2012

MSHA announces the third phase of its ‘Rules to Live By’ initiative. On Jan. 31, 2012, Assistant Secretary Joseph A. Main announced the launch of the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) third phase of its “Rules to Live By” initiatives, ...

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MSHA reorganizes to centralize oversight of assessments, accountability programs

Feb 08, 2012

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced a reorganization designed to centralize its oversight of certain cross-cutting, compliance-related actions. MSHA's Office of Assessments, Accountability, Special Enforcement, and Investigations will ...

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