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5 miners die in metal, nonmetal sector in Q1 2014

May 05, 2014

5 miners die in metal, nonmetal sector in Q1 2014

The metal and nonmetal mining sector experienced five deaths in the first quarter of 2014, according to data released Monday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). MSHA noted that in the previous quarter, the metal and nonmetal sector saw ...

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MSHA issues 27 citations, 1 order in March impact inspections

May 01, 2014

MSHA issues 27 citations, 1 order in March impact inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Wednesday that it issued 27 citations and one order to metal and nonmetal mines during March impact inspections. A cement operation received 21 citations and one order, while a sand and rock mine ...

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8 Ways to Avoid Fatal Accidents Around Mobile Equipment

Apr 28, 2014

8 Ways to Avoid Fatal Accidents Around Mobile Equipment

An accident involving a an excavator and haul truck at a sand and gravel mine has resulted in a fatality, according to an accident report released Monday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The April 17, 2014 incident involved ...

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7 Best Practices for Operating Mobile Equipment Near Embankments

Apr 22, 2014

7 Best Practices for Operating Mobile Equipment Near Embankments

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the accident report on a November 7, 2013 fatality at a granite mine. The incident involved a 46-year-old equipment operator with 27 years of experience who was killed when the haul truck ...

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49 Maine companies garner recognition for safety in 2013

Apr 17, 2014

49 Maine companies garner recognition for safety in 2013

The Maine Aggregate Association (MAA) has recognized 49 of its member companies exceptional safety in the past year. At its 2014 Annual Membership Meeting, the association noted that each of those companies had no accidents or injuries during mining operations in ...

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MSHA Alert: Lift Safety

Apr 10, 2014

MSHA Alert: Lift Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the preliminary report on a March 27, 2014 fatality at a sand and gravel operation. The incident involved a 64-year-old foreman with 32 years of experience who was killed after he was ...

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MSHA offers guidance on submitting corrective action programs

Apr 09, 2014

MSHA offers guidance on submitting corrective action programs

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a Program Information Bulletin that offers guidance on submitting and implementing a corrective action program (CAP). The Program Information Bulletin delivers a reminder about the process for submitting a CAP for MSHA ...

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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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MSHA issues 66 citations, 3 orders in February impact inspections

Mar 28, 2014

MSHA issues 66 citations, 3 orders in February impact inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Thursday that it issued 66 orders and three citations to metal and nonmetal mines during February impact inspections. One of the mines inspected was a crushed limestone operation in Kansas, which received three ...

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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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Spring Safety Resources

Mar 20, 2014

Spring Safety Resources

Spring has arrived, and with it comes the need to be more alert. That’s because many operations are gearing up for another busy season. And more busy workers could equal an increased risk of injury. But you can prevent jobsite injuries. Take steps ...

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SME-endorsed safety initiative aims for zero fatalities in five years

Mar 19, 2014

SME-endorsed safety initiative aims for zero fatalities in five years

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) announced Wednesday that its Board of Directors voted last month to endorse a safety initiative that aims for zero fatalities and a 50-percent injury rate reduction in five years (0:50:5). Related: SME announces ...

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