Tags: Mine Safety and Health Administration

MSHA Alert: Blasting Safety

Dec 17, 2013

MSHA Alert: Blasting Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a December 4, 2013, fatality at a crushed stone mine. The incident involved a 63-year-old lead man with 16 years of experience who was killed when he was ...

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Three simple steps to lockout-tagout

Dec 17, 2013

Three simple steps to lockout-tagout

Three simple steps could protect workers when it comes to dealing with electrical equipment, according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Lock out the energy source. Tag out the disconnecting device. Try out and test to ensure that power is off. Failure ...

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MSHA Alert: Electrical Safety

Dec 06, 2013

MSHA Alert: Electrical Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a November 18, 2013, fatality at a crushed stone mine. The incident involved a 33-year-old contract electrician foreman with 14 years of experience who was injured when ...

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Drawing the Correct Line

Dec 01, 2013

Despite MSHA’s contrary position, mobile equipment parked on a ‘ready line’ does not necessarily establish that it is “ready” for inspection for purposes of the Mine Act.   By Benjamin M. McFarland     The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has long taken the ...

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Manager Dodges Liability for Defective Equipment

Nov 25, 2013

Manager Dodges Liability for Defective Equipment

A recent decision by Administrative Law Judge Manning demonstrates that even where the mine operator has paid the fine for an unwarrantable failure (Section 104(d)) citation or order, it is still possible for the agent of management who was the ...

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MSHA Alert: Haul Truck Safety

Nov 20, 2013

MSHA Alert: Haul Truck Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a November 7, 2013, fatality at a granite mine. The incident involved a 46-year-old equipment operator with 27 years of experience who was killed when the haul ...

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MSHA Alert: Four fatal accidents occurred during Q3 2013

Nov 07, 2013

MSHA Alert: Four fatal accidents occurred during Q3 2013

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported on Thursday that four fatal metal and nonmetal mining accidents accidents occurred in the U.S. during the third quarter of 2013. MSHA released the information in its summary of U.S. mining deaths that ...

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Follow these best practices to improve worker safety around conveyor belts

Nov 05, 2013

Follow these best practices to improve worker safety around conveyor belts

Safety should always be a top priority on the jobsite. However, sometimes safety measures are forgotten or overlooked. It’s important to constantly take note of the things that can be done to improve jobsite safety. According to the Mine Safety and Health ...

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MSHA Alert: Cable Tray Installation Safety

Oct 30, 2013

MSHA Alert: Cable Tray Installation Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on an October 17, 2013, fatality at a cement operation. The incident involved a 52-year-old electrician with 5 years of experience who was killed when he fell 5 ...

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MSHA Alert: Accident Prevention

Oct 24, 2013

MSHA Alert: Accident Prevention

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported Tuesday that one fatal and four serious accidents have occurred in October at metal and nonmetal mines. The accidents were: A fatal accident involving an electrician who died after he fell 8 feet from ...

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DOT, MSHA, EIA could reopen by end of this week

Oct 16, 2013

DOT, MSHA, EIA could reopen by end of this week

The federal government shutdown that began on October 1 --shutting down many agencies within the U.S. Department of Transportation, as well as the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) -- may be nearing ...

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MSHA suspends web services during government shutdown

Oct 03, 2013

MSHA suspends web services during government shutdown

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Tuesday that it is suspending its website services due to the federal government shutdown that began October 1. The shutdown has furloughed 800,000 federal employees, according to an ABC News report, and has ...

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