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MSHA begins inspections for high-fatality occupations

By |  February 2, 2015

In a stakeholder conference on Friday, MSHA administrator Joseph Main announced that MSHA will begin inspections for high fatality mining occupations, including truck drivers, supervisors and contractors on Feb. 2, says the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP). These occupations have seen the most fatalities in the last 16 months, IAAP reports.

During the call, MSHA provided listeners with compliance assistant material, including a PowerPoint presentation and a set of talking points on the new initiative.

According to IAAP, Main said the images and information illustrate the hazards that MSHA inspectors will be focused on. In addition, he said inspectors will want to talk with miners, truck drivers, supervisors, laborers and contractors during the inspections.

Allison Kral

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Allison Kral is the former senior digital media manager for North Coast Media (NCM). She completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University where she received a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She works across a number of digital platforms, which include creating e-newsletters, writing articles and posting across social media sites. She also creates content for NCM's Portable Plants magazine, GPS World magazine and Geospatial Solutions. Her understanding of the ever-changing digital media world allows her to quickly grasp what a target audience desires and create content that is appealing and relevant for any client across any platform.

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