Tags: Mine safety and health

U.S. mining accomplishes nearly 30-year low in fatalities, injuries in 2012

Jul 15, 2013

U.S. mining accomplishes nearly 30-year low in fatalities, injuries in 2012

The U.S. experienced in 2012 its lowest fatality and injury rates in the history of the country’s mining and the lowest contractor fatalities in nearly 30 years, according to data released this month from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine ...

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Center for Mining Safety and Health Excellence

Mar 04, 2013

The new Center for Mining Safety and Health Excellence, associated with the University of Utah’s Department of Mining Engineering in the College of Mines and Earth Sciences, was created to help the global mining community address a major challenge: how to systematically and permanently improve ...

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NSSGA promotes Northeast Mine Safety & Health Conference

Feb 14, 2013

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association and the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s Northeast District are joining together to stage the Northeast Mine Safety & Health Conference, a three-day-long conference on mine safety and health. The conference is set for April ...

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MSHA: Upper Big Branch mine explosion one-year later

Apr 06, 2011

One the one-year anniversary of the coal mine explosion — April 5 — that claimed 29 lives at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia, Joseph A. Main, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health, issued the ...

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