Tags: Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

MSHA’s “Voices in the Workplace” project solicits comments, due July 12

Jul 11, 2012

MSHA’s “Voices in the Workplace” project solicits comments, due July 12

A project by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to elicit input from workers in mining workplaces is underway, and the agency has solicited comment on the initiative, as well as on a 50-plus question survey that some may ...

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Man dies in operating jaw crusher, MSHA reports

Jul 01, 2012

Wesley J. Sherwood Jr., crusher feed controller, age 22, was killed on Dec.15, 2011, when he fell into an operating jaw crusher, according to a report from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Sherwood was last seen standing on ...

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Walk the Walk

Jul 01, 2012

Nearly everyone has heard the phrase, ‘If you can’t walk the walk, don’t talk the talk.’ Those words echoed through my mind as I read a copy of the letter sent by Sen. John Kline (R-Minn.), who serves as chairman ...

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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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Commission approves expansive reach of MSHA document requests

Jun 02, 2012

Commission approves expansive reach of MSHA document requests

In the current Administration, both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) have fixated on the issue of determining whether employers are underreporting injuries and occupational illnesses. This has lead to certain ...

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Visual Communication

May 01, 2012

Visual Communication

Good signage can help keep work environments safe in mines and quarries. By Martin Carter No matter how well a mine or quarry has attended to safety, going through a Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), or WorkSafe ...

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Equipment defect citation vacated in ‘ready line’ case

Apr 30, 2012

Equipment defect citation vacated in ‘ready line’ case

    On April 1, 2012, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) launched phase three of its "Rules to Live By" campaign, which now includes six additional standards for metal/non-metal mines that will be aggressively enforced, presumptively "significant and substantial" (S&S), ...

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AGG1: Something Old, Something New

Mar 19, 2012

AGG1: Something Old, Something New

A hard-hit construction industry makes it tough to grow a show, but the 3-year-old AGG1 is creating a place for education and the latest innovations.   Now in its third year, the AGG1 trade show may be in a holding pattern in ...

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The Nation’s Top 25 Construction Aggregates Producers

Mar 19, 2012

The Nation’s Top 25 Construction Aggregates Producers

In 2010, the market appeared to bottom out with production continuing its downward trend and average unit values down for the first time since 1998. U.S. production of construction aggregates in 2010 was 2.14 billion short tons valued at $17 billion, ...

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Reassessing Pre-Assessment

Feb 17, 2012

Operators should be prepared for the return of pre-assessment conferences. By Kristin R. White   On Dec. 1, 2011, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced it will begin implementing pre-assessment conferencing procedures in January 2012 in an effort to reduce the backlog ...

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Stop Slips and Falls

Feb 16, 2012

Stop Slips and Falls

Train workers to use proper safety equipment and take proper preventive measures. Compiled by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief   The accident: On June 30, 2000, a 33-year-old supervisor with two years of mining experience was fatally injured at a sand and gravel operation. He ...

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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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