AEM and MSHA renew alliance to promote safety

By |  September 22, 2015
AEM and MSHA recently signed an agreement renewing their alliance at MSHA’s offices near Washington, D.C. Photo: AEM

AEM and MSHA recently signed an agreement renewing their
alliance at MSHA’s offices near Washington, D.C. Photo: AEM

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) signed an agreement renewing their alliance with one goal in mind: to promote the safe use and operation of mining equipment.

Through the alliance, AEM and MSHA will work cooperatively to provide mine industry personnel with information, guidance and access to training materials to emphasize the use and operation of equipment.

“AEM recognizes the benefits of joint efforts to create a safer work environment,” says AEM President Dennis Slater. “Our two organizations working together contribute to improved safe use of mobile equipment by those employed in the nation’s mining and milling operations.”

Past projects undertaken by AEM and MSHA include a program and training materials concerning use of seat restraints; contributions to the MSHA “rules to live by” program; and targeted training supplements focused on the safe use of a number of machine forms.

Through the alliance, a work group will identify important equipment-related safety issues. It will then develop and implement a plan to train stakeholders on the best practices to minimize risks in the maintenance and operation of the equipment involved.

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