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House subcommittee proposes budget cuts for MSHA and OSHA

Jul 02, 2015

House subcommittee proposes budget cuts for MSHA and OSHA

An appropriations subcommittee in the House of Representatives have proposed cuts for both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mining Safety and Health Administration. The proposal to decrease funding came as the House Labor, Health and Humans services, Education ...

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Nebraska company fined after loader operator dies in accident

Jun 22, 2015

Nebraska company fined after loader operator dies in accident

A Nebraska construction and concrete company could have to pay up $14,630 in penalties following the April death of a 26-year-old employee. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a report detailing its investigation into the accident and found that the death of ...

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Coming attractions: Crystalline silica rulemaking

Jun 02, 2015

Coming attractions: Crystalline silica rulemaking

The Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) current standards limit exposures to quartz (crystalline silica) in respirable dust. The metal and non-metal mining industry standard is based on the 1973 American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Values ...

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NSSGA honors CalPortland’s Environmental Manager

Feb 06, 2015

NSSGA honors CalPortland’s Environmental Manager

CalPortland's environmental manager Matthew Hinck has been honored with the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s 2014 Environmental Leadership Award. The award recognizes an individual who has made exemplary contributions to the industry’s environmental responsiveness, is involved with NSSGA’s environmental programs and has ...

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Sand and gravel mine cited for 8th time

Jan 19, 2015

Sand and gravel mine cited for 8th time

Northern Excavating has been cited for the eighth time for allegedly letting employees work under risky conditions. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says mine operators allowed employees to work at great risk in trenches without cave-in ...

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Cement worker’s body found after silo collapse

Jan 16, 2015

Cement worker’s body found after silo collapse

  After more than three days of searching, firefighters have found the body of Anthony Gabriele, 48, a worker who was missing after a silo filled with cement collapsed in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. Related Read: Body of teenager pulled from Milford ...

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NSSGA names Safety and Health Professional of the Year

Jan 13, 2015

NSSGA names Safety and Health Professional of the Year

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association has named Louis Griesemer, president of Springfield Underground, as its 2014 James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional of the Year.  The award, established nearly 30 years ago, recognizes an individual for substantial contributions and ...

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Metal and nonmetal mine fatalities increased in 2014

Jan 06, 2015

Metal and nonmetal mine fatalities increased in 2014

Fatalities at metal and nonmetal mines increased to 24 deaths in 2014, up from 22 in 3013, according to The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The most common causes of mining accidents in 2014 involved powered haulage and machinery; ...

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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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