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Cement plant worker injured after being struck in the chest by saw

Nov 11, 2015

Cement plant worker injured after being struck in the chest by saw

A worker at a cement plant was seriously injured when a rotary saw struck him in the chest.   According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the contract employee was working at the cement plant attempting to saw through a 6-inch ...

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MSHA gives out $8.4 million to 47 states for mine safety and health training

Sep 30, 2015

MSHA gives out $8.4 million to 47 states for mine safety and health training

The Mine Safety and Health Administration awarded $8,441,000 to 47 states and the Navajo Nation in order to support safety and health training courses. MSHA said the grants will pay for miners to take part in federally mandated training in order to reduce ...

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VIDEO: OSHA gives tips on how to stay healthy working in the summer heat

Jul 15, 2015

VIDEO: OSHA gives tips on how to stay healthy working in the summer heat

Pretty much most of America is simmering as the summer gets into full swing. With the rising temperature, comes an increased chance of heat illnesses for those working at mining operations and construction sites under the sun. The Occupational Safety and Health ...

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MSHA is awarding $1 million in grants for mine safety training

Jun 29, 2015

MSHA is awarding $1 million in grants for mine safety training

The Mine Safety and Health Administration announced Monday it would be awarding $1 million in grants for training or training materials on mine rescue and mine emergency preparedness. MSHA is going to award Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants of $50,000 all the way ...

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Quarry worker safety is a big deal in the U.S., but not everywhere in the world

Mar 02, 2015

Quarry worker safety is a big deal in the U.S., but not everywhere in the world

Miner safety is a top concern for quarries across the nation, not only for their families and loved ones, but for the company they work for and the United States government as well. But that’s not the case everywhere in ...

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GUEST BLOG: Byrd Mine Safety Act: Different Lyrics But Same Old Song

Apr 03, 2013

GUEST BLOG: Byrd Mine Safety Act: Different Lyrics But Same Old Song

It's Ba-ack! On March 17, Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) and 17 other democratic co-sponsors introduced HR 1373, the Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act of 2013, a revised version of last session's model that refocuses its emphasis away from ...

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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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Main Highlights MSHA Milestones

Oct 04, 2012

Main Highlights MSHA Milestones

During a recent conversation with Joe Main, he touted MSHA’s work with aggregate associations to bring about safety improvements.   By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor   Joseph A. Main, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), has been ...

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One-on-one with MSHA’s Joe Main

Aug 20, 2012

I had an interesting conversation with MSHA's Joe Main. He spoke extensively about the progress MSHA has made in regard to consistency training for field inspectors and touted the progress made through MSHA's partnerships with the NSSGA and state aggregate ...

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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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Rock Law

Jul 06, 2011

The Unintended Impact of Imminent Danger In today’s enforcement-first environment, no company is immune from imminent danger orders. By Jason P. Webb A little-noticed provision of recently enacted legislation is causing headaches for mine operators without providing meaningful benefit to the public. On ...

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