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Metal/nonmetal mining deaths rise by 27% in 2013

Apr 15, 2014

Metal/nonmetal mining deaths rise by 27% in 2013

Metal and nonmetal mining saw an increase of approximately 27 percent in deaths in 2013, bringing the fatal injury rate up by 0.0029 per 200,000 hours worked, according to preliminary data released by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The ...

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MSHA Issues Guidance on POV Corrective Action Programs

Apr 15, 2014

MSHA Issues Guidance on POV Corrective Action Programs

MSHA’s Pattern of Violations (POV) saga continues. On April 3, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a Program Information Bulletin (PIB) detailing the corrective action program (CAP) for mines facing a POV status. ...

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MSHA Alert: Lift Safety

Apr 10, 2014

MSHA Alert: Lift Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the preliminary report on a March 27, 2014 fatality at a sand and gravel operation. The incident involved a 64-year-old foreman with 32 years of experience who was killed after he was ...

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MSHA offers guidance on submitting corrective action programs

Apr 09, 2014

MSHA offers guidance on submitting corrective action programs

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a Program Information Bulletin that offers guidance on submitting and implementing a corrective action program (CAP). The Program Information Bulletin delivers a reminder about the process for submitting a CAP for MSHA ...

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MSHA releases report on fall fatality

Apr 07, 2014

MSHA releases report on fall fatality

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on an Oct. 17, 2013, fatality at a cement plant involving a 52-year-old journeyman electrician with 5 years of experience who was killed after he fell approximately 6 ...

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MSHA clarifies working places examination requirements

Apr 01, 2014

MSHA clarifies working places examination requirements

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a Program Policy Letter (PPL) clarifying the requirements for examination of working places addressed in C.F.R. §§ 56/57.18002. The PPL, which MSHA released due to operator questions about which type of records ...

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MSHA clarifies safety belt, safety line compliance

Mar 31, 2014

MSHA clarifies safety belt, safety line compliance

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a Program Policy Letter (PPL) to clarify compliance with safety belts and lines addressed in 30 C.F.R. §§ 56/57.15005. The PPL, which MSHA released due to operator questions about which factors MSHA ...

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MSHA issues 66 citations, 3 orders in February impact inspections

Mar 28, 2014

MSHA issues 66 citations, 3 orders in February impact inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Thursday that it issued 66 orders and three citations to metal and nonmetal mines during February impact inspections. One of the mines inspected was a crushed limestone operation in Kansas, which received three ...

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NSSGA’s Pam Whitted testifies to OSHA on potential impacts of proposed crystalline silica rule

Mar 27, 2014

NSSGA’s Pam Whitted testifies to OSHA on potential impacts of proposed crystalline silica rule

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s Senior Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Pam Whitted on Thursday testified before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on the agency’s proposed silica rule. OSHA’s analysis for the proposed regulation has ...

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Spring Safety Resources

Mar 20, 2014

Spring Safety Resources

Spring has arrived, and with it comes the need to be more alert. That’s because many operations are gearing up for another busy season. And more busy workers could equal an increased risk of injury. But you can prevent jobsite injuries. Take steps ...

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Three fatal flaws of OSHA’s proposed crystalline silica rule

Mar 17, 2014

Three fatal flaws of OSHA’s proposed crystalline silica rule

In just a few weeks, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will conclude its public hearings on a proposed rule for crystalline silica exposure. A final rule could follow in short order, and could provide the basis for a ...

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MSHA Alert: Bank and slope safety

Mar 13, 2014

MSHA Alert: Bank and slope safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the preliminary report on a Feb. 28, 2014 fatality at a sand and gravel operation. Related: Keep Experienced Miners Safe The incident involved a 50-year-old supervisor with 27 years of experience who was ...

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