Tags: Neal Merrifield

MSHA reaches out to improve safety

Nov 24, 2015

MSHA reaches out to improve safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has taken a two-pronged approach to reversing an upswing in fatalities in the metal/non-metal (N/NM) sector of mining and is reaching out to aggregate trade associations for help with the initiative. “I think those ...

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Tips for meeting MSHA’s tougher criteria for workplace examinations

Oct 05, 2015

Tips for meeting MSHA’s tougher criteria for workplace examinations

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently announced that it was “beefing up” its inspections, enforcement activity, and training in the metal/non-metal (M/NM) sector beginning Aug. 10, 2015. This announcement comes in the wake of 15 fatalities in the ...

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MSHA steps up enforcement and education

Mar 01, 2015

MSHA steps up enforcement and education

Regulators and operators should feel a sense of urgency when it comes to reversing the spike in metal/non-metal fatalities. That was the message shared by Joeseph A. Main, assistant secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, and Neal Merrifield, ...

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Fatality spike will lead to increased MSHA enforcement, outreach

Feb 06, 2015

Fatality spike will lead to increased MSHA enforcement, outreach

Regulators and operators should feel a sense of urgency when it comes to reversing the spike in metal/non-metal fatalities. That was the message shared by Joeseph A. Main, assistant secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, and Neal Merrifield, ...

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Reversing the trend in metal/non-metal fatalities

Jun 01, 2014

Reversing the trend in metal/non-metal fatalities

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief tdunphy@randallreilly.com Since 2011, the metal/non-metal mining sector has been on a steady path toward safer operations. Year over year, a lower number of fatalities have occurred, but that positive trend came to an abrupt end last fall. Beginning ...

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March 2013

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MSHA talks about the Small Mines Program

Feb 18, 2013

MSHA talks about the Small Mines Program

Last week, I interviewed Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joe Main and Administrator in the Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health Administration Neal Merrifield. The main topic of our conversation was guarding in aggregate operations ...

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