MSHA: Avoid working alone and in restricted areas

February 3, 2017By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) shared some best safety practices following the deaths of two miners in a 24-hour span.

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Legal counsel in accident investigations

January 27, 2017By and

All fatalities at a mine must be reported, even if due to natural causes or non-mine events.

Workplace exams rule to be implemented despite opposition

January 20, 2017By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration issued a final rule for workplace examinations that will go into effect this spring despite opposition from the mining industry.

Thanks, Mike

January 13, 2017By

Mike Heenan is moving toward semi-retirement, so taking over the column are his very able colleagues Margo Lopez and William Doran.

US mining deaths reach historic low in 2016

January 4, 2017By

Data from the U.S. Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) indicates that mining deaths in the U.S. reached a new low in 2016.

Industry awaits next MSHA chief, policy changes

January 3, 2017By

With 2016 in the past, the industry turns its attention to a new year and the many policy developments the incoming Trump administration is expected to bring.

MSHA to host mine emergency response event

January 3, 2017By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) will host an event Jan. 5 on emergency response capabilities.

Lowering the mine fatality rate

January 3, 2017By and

MSHA announced that the 2016 fiscal year ending Sept. 30 had the lowest fatality incidence ever recorded for the more than 13,000 operating mines.