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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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House doesn’t pass the Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act of 2010

Dec 09, 2010

On Dec. 9, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 214-193 against the Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act of 2010. Because the measure was taken up by the House as a "suspension" — a legislative mechanism requiring a two-thirds majority ...

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Rock Law

Dec 01, 2010

Expect the unexpected Predictions for the election’s impact on infrastructure policy and safety law. by Greg Louer The 2010 election produced game-changing results for industries impacted by infrastructure policy and safety law. Washington, D.C. stands ready to embrace a new reality: in 2011, ...

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