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MSHA’s top 25 most cited standards at stone facilities in 2015

Feb 03, 2016

MSHA’s top 25 most cited standards at stone facilities in 2015

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has updated its list of the top 25 most common violations cited for stone aggregate facilities in 2015. According to MSHA, the number one violation of 2015 involved housekeeping, or more specially, they were violations due to ...

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MSHA’s top 25 most cited standards at sand and gravel facilities in 2015

Feb 02, 2016

MSHA’s top 25 most cited standards at sand and gravel facilities in 2015

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has updated its list of the top 25 most common violations cited for sand and gravel facilities in 2015. According to MSHA, the most common violation last year at sand and gravel facilities had to do ...

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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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Virginia cement plant getting fined up to $10,000 per day for dust pollution

Nov 04, 2015

A cement plant in Martinsburg, West Virginia, is under fire from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection after inspectors found the operation was sending out an excessive amount of dust. According to the Herald-Mail Media, the Essroc-owned cement plant got ...

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MSHA asks for 2016 budget increase of $19 million

Apr 29, 2015

MSHA asks for 2016 budget increase of $19 million

At an April 23 hearing before the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main warned against agency budget cuts, citing the ...

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MSHA releases preliminary mine safety data for 2014, updates Mine Safety and Health at a Glance web page

Apr 17, 2015

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released preliminary mine safety data for 2014, and has updated its Mine Safety and Health at a Glance web page, which includes charts with information on inspections, violations, number of mines 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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MSHA extends comment period on proposed penalty changes

Sep 15, 2014

MSHA extends comment period on proposed penalty changes

On Sept. 15, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that on Sept. 16 it would publish a notice in the Federal Register extending the comment period from Sept. 29 to Dec. 3, 2014, on its proposed rule for Criteria ...

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MSHA’s proposed penalty changes could increase citation costs

Aug 01, 2014

MSHA’s proposed penalty changes could increase citation costs

On July 31, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that makes significant changes to its existing civil penalty regulations. Aggregates operators should familiarize themselves with the proposed changes and consider the ...

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More Rules to Live By

Apr 01, 2012

MSHA announces the third phase of its ‘Rules to Live By’ initiative. On Jan. 31, 2012, Assistant Secretary Joseph A. Main announced the launch of the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) third phase of its “Rules to Live By” initiatives, ...

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Reassessing Pre-Assessment

Feb 17, 2012

Operators should be prepared for the return of pre-assessment conferences. By Kristin R. White   On Dec. 1, 2011, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced it will begin implementing pre-assessment conferencing procedures in January 2012 in an effort to reduce the backlog ...

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MSHA’s Main gives statement Tiller No. 1 Mine violations ruling

Jun 10, 2010

Joseph A. Main, assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), has issued the following statement on a ruling in the Tiller No. 1 Mine pattern of violations case: "As a result of today's ...

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