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OSHA seeks stakeholder input on PELs

Dec 01, 2014

OSHA seeks stakeholder input on PELs

On Oct. 9, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it would launch a national dialogue with stakeholders on ways to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances. For years, OSHA has pushed to update the ...

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Safety plan: Are your temporary workers safe?

Nov 27, 2014

Safety plan: Are your temporary workers safe?

So, your safety plan is up to date, you conduct frequent, targeted training and your workers have bought into and contribute to your safety culture. What more is there to do? Think about your temporary workers. You may not hire them every ...

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MSHA reports five miners killed during Q3 2014

Oct 31, 2014

MSHA reports five miners killed during Q3 2014

During the third quarter of 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has reported that five metal and nonmetal miners were killed in accidents at work. During the same period in 2013, four miners were killed at metal and ...

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OSHA cites Nebraska sand and gravel company

Oct 23, 2014

OSHA cites Nebraska sand and gravel company

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Van Kirk Sand and Gravel, which operates as Van Kirk Brothers Contracting, for two serious safety violations. Two workers were injured at the Nebraska company after being struck-by an ...

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Man hit by front-end loader dies in quarry accident

Sep 17, 2014

Man hit by front-end loader dies in quarry accident

Tragedy struck a rock quarry in Ozark, Missouri, on Tuesday when a man died from blunt force trauma. Robert Shelby Hill, 73, was waiting to load a dump truck when he walked across a road at Leo Journagan Construction Company's rock ...

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How to protect workers from hearing Loss

Sep 12, 2014

How to protect workers from hearing Loss

Different levels of noise are all around crewmembers every day on jobsites. However, whenever workers are exposed to some of those sounds for hours on end every day, hearing loss can become a serious problem. Approximately 22 million Americans are exposed to ...

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Safety Excellence

Sep 01, 2014

Safety Excellence

 If you surveyed a group of safety professionals and asked them what percentage of accidents are caused by conditions and what percentage are the result of at-risk behaviors, you would likely get a response of about 10 percent conditions and ...

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How to avoid work zone injuries and deaths

Aug 27, 2014

How to avoid work zone injuries and deaths

Serious injury and death is becoming an all-too-common occurrence for highway construction workers. Although workers aren’t always at fault, there are several preventable measures that can be taken to help reduce the risk of such a horrible and tragic accident. Here ...

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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 clarifies safety belt, safety line compliance

Mar 31, 2014

MSHA clarifies safety belt, safety line compliance

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a Program Policy Letter (PPL) to clarify compliance with safety belts and lines addressed in 30 C.F.R. §§ 56/57.15005. The PPL, which MSHA released due to operator questions about which factors MSHA ...

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NSSGA’s Pam Whitted testifies to OSHA on potential impacts of proposed crystalline silica rule

Mar 27, 2014

NSSGA’s Pam Whitted testifies to OSHA on potential impacts of proposed crystalline silica rule

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s Senior Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Pam Whitted on Thursday testified before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on the agency’s proposed silica rule. OSHA’s analysis for the proposed regulation has ...

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Three fatal flaws of OSHA’s proposed crystalline silica rule

Mar 17, 2014

Three fatal flaws of OSHA’s proposed crystalline silica rule

In just a few weeks, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will conclude its public hearings on a proposed rule for crystalline silica exposure. A final rule could follow in short order, and could provide the basis for a ...

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