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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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MSHA Alert: Bank and slope safety

Mar 13, 2014

MSHA Alert: Bank and slope safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the preliminary report on a Feb. 28, 2014 fatality at a sand and gravel operation. Related: Keep Experienced Miners Safe The incident involved a 50-year-old supervisor with 27 years of experience who was ...

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Make safety your focus this spring

Mar 12, 2014

Make safety your focus this spring

Spring is almost upon us, and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is urging miners and operators to use this time to “brush up on safety procedures” as operations begin to reopen and miners head back to work to ...

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Luck Stone receives NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations award

Mar 11, 2014

Luck Stone receives NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations award

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on Thursday honored Luck Stone for the company’s efforts to improve operator safety. NIOSH presented Luck Stone with its inaugural Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations for the stone, sand and gravel ...

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MSHA Assistant Secretary of Labor Main updates NSSGA on recent agency actions

Mar 06, 2014

MSHA Assistant Secretary of Labor Main updates NSSGA on recent agency actions

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main talked with the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) board of directors on Wednesday in Las Vegas to update them about recent actions taken by the Mine ...

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Keep Experienced Miners Safe

Feb 21, 2014

Keep Experienced Miners Safe

When it comes to ensuring mine safety, much focus is placed on new miners. After all, whether new to the industry or new to the site, it’s important to educate this segment of personnel on potential hazards. But, as 2013 metal/non-metal ...

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MSHA shares ladder safety guidance

Feb 05, 2014

MSHA shares ladder safety guidance

On Feb. 5, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released a new guide on ladder safety designed to provide greater clarity and assistance for complying with MSHA ladder safety standards. “The improper use and maintenance of ladders in metal/non-metal mines ...

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Lehigh Hanson employees receive Safety and Health, Environment leadership awards from NSSGA

Feb 04, 2014

Lehigh Hanson employees receive Safety and Health, Environment leadership awards from NSSGA

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced Tuesday that two Lehigh Hanson employees have received leadership awards in Safety and Health and in Environment. Jon Reedy, Lehigh Hanson’s director of environment, safety and health for the South Region and ...

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22 operations receive NSSGA Gold Awards; 2 take home National Stars of Excellence

Jan 31, 2014

22 operations receive NSSGA Gold Awards; 2 take home National Stars of Excellence

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) has announced that 22 operations have won the association’s Gold Awards in Safety, Environmental and Community Relations. Two of those operations also received National Stars of Excellence, which is given to operations that ...

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