Tags: Mine Safety and Health Administration

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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Make safety your focus this spring

Mar 12, 2014

Make safety your focus this spring

Spring is almost upon us, and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is urging miners and operators to use this time to “brush up on safety procedures” as operations begin to reopen and miners head back to work to ...

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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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MSHA Alert: Elevator Safety

Feb 28, 2014

MSHA Alert: Elevator Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the preliminary report on a Feb. 21, 2014 fatality at a cement operation. The incident involved a 34-year-old contract with 6 months of experience who was killed when he stepped stepped into ...

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MSHA releases report on electrical fatality at crushed stone operation

Feb 27, 2014

MSHA releases report on electrical fatality at crushed stone operation

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a Nov. 18, 2013, fatality at a crushed stone operation involving a 49-year-old lead mechanic who 33-year-old contract electrician foreman with 14 years of experience who was ...

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MSHA shares ladder safety guidance

Feb 05, 2014

MSHA shares ladder safety guidance

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. “The improper use and maintenance of ladders in metal/non-metal mines ...

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MSHA issues 57 citations, 16 orders in December

Jan 29, 2014

MSHA issues 57 citations, 16 orders in December

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Wednesday that federal inspectors issued 57 citations and 16 orders during impact inspections conducted at two metal and nonmetal mines in December. MSHA issued 49 citations and 12 orders to Veris Gold Corp. ...

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MSHA’s Best Practices for Powered Haulage Safety

Jan 24, 2014

MSHA’s Best Practices for Powered Haulage Safety

Earlier this week, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released it’s investigation report on a June 13, 2013, fatality at a crushed and broken stone mine involving a haul truck accident. In it’s report, MSHA notes that a lack of ...

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MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at crushed stone mine

Jan 23, 2014

MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at crushed stone mine

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a June 13, 2013, fatality at a crushed and broken stone mine involving a 49-year-old lead mechanic who was killed after he was ejected from the haul ...

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5 Tips for Material Handling Safety

Jan 22, 2014

5 Tips for Material Handling Safety

Material handling accidents are one of the most common reasons for injury at aggregates operations. According to the Safety Watch section of the August 2013 print issue of Aggregates Manager, 38 percent of all injuries reported at sand, stone and gravel ...

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MSHA Alert: Bulldozer Safety

Jan 22, 2014

MSHA Alert: Bulldozer Safety

Following a non-fatal accident involving a bulldozer that overturned on an embankment, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is offering tips for improving bulldozer safety. According to MSHA’s report the bulldozer overturned on the embankment, rolling onto a bench below. ...

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