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MSHA’s proposed penalty changes could increase citation costs

Aug 01, 2014

MSHA’s proposed penalty changes could increase citation costs

On July 31, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that makes significant changes to its existing civil penalty regulations. Aggregates operators should familiarize themselves with the proposed changes and consider the ...

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Mine refuses MSHA inspection

Jul 18, 2014

Mine refuses MSHA inspection

A sand and gravel mine in North Dakota has found itself in a heap of trouble with the U.S. Department of Labor. The agency has filed a lawsuit against the Jamestown-based Northern Excavating Co. for denying federal officials entry to ...

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MSHA issues 43 citations during May impact inspections

Jun 27, 2014

MSHA issues 43 citations during May impact inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Thursday that it issued 43 citations and 17 orders to metal and nonmetal mines during May impact inspections. Of those, a stone quarry received 24 citations, while a sand and rock mine received ...

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How to avoid explosions at mining sites

Jun 26, 2014

How to avoid explosions at mining sites

An accident involving an exploding centrifugal pump part at sand and gravel mine has resulted in the death of a production supervisor, according to an accident report released Wednesday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The June 18, 2014 ...

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MSHA releases details on additional filing options for representative of miners

Jun 24, 2014

MSHA releases details on additional filing options for representative of miners

Miners and miners’ representatives who want details about filing options under Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations (30 CFR) Part 40 - Representative of Miners now have access to that information. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has ...

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NSSGA: Protect future operations by giving input on OSHA’s silica rule

Jun 10, 2014

NSSGA: Protect future operations by giving input on OSHA’s silica rule

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) is urging industry input on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed rule on respirable crystalline silica. Related: Three fatal flaws of OSHA’s proposed crystalline silica rule NSSGA last week filed with OSHA ...

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MSHA releases report on fatality involving falling, sliding materials

May 28, 2014

MSHA releases report on fatality involving falling, sliding materials

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a Feb. 28, 2014, fatality at a sand and gravel operation involving a 50-year-old supervisor/safety director with 27 years of experience who was killed when, at a ...

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IMA-NA announces safety winners

May 21, 2014

IMA-NA announces safety winners

The Industrial Minerals Association – North America (IMA-NA) announced the companies and mining operations that received its safety recognition awards. IMA-NA Vice Chairman Edward Flynn and IMA-NA President Mark Ellis presented the awards at the IMA-NA’s spring meeting. The safety recognition ...

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9 best practices for working around conveyors

May 16, 2014

9 best practices for working around conveyors

An accident involving a conveyor at a sand and gravel mill recently led to the death of a groundman, according to an accident report released Friday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The May 9, 2014, incident involved a ...

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How to prevent and respond to heat-related illness

May 14, 2014

How to prevent and respond to heat-related illness

As temperatures and humidity are beginning to rise in many states, it is important to take steps to prevent heat-related illness. Heat stress occurs when internal body temperature reaches more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the Mine Safety and Health ...

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How to prevent deadly fall accidents

May 09, 2014

How to prevent deadly fall accidents

An accident involving a hydraulic pump at an underground limestone mine has resulted in the death of a contract mechanic, according to an accident report released Friday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The February 27, 2014 incident involved ...

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MSHA Revamps Safety Outreach to Small Producers

May 06, 2014

MSHA Revamps Safety Outreach to Small Producers

Industry training will look dramatically different as the summer aggregate production season approaches full tilt. During a May 5 stakeholder summit held by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Joseph A. Main, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety ...

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