Tag: accident prevention

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How to prepare for the blitz of impact inspections

May 19, 2023By and

Following an uptick in fatal mining accidents, the Mine Safety & Health Administration has resumed publishing impact inspection reports for the first time since 2020.

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Jamen McDermott of Sensata Technologies/PreView Radar, center, says safety is at the heart of the products his company offers. Photo: PamElla Lee Photography

How producers are prioritizing jobsite safety today

April 28, 2023By

Aggregate producers detail their approaches to safety and health and how they create cultures that send employees home the way they arrived each day.

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Three of the 16 fatalities the Mine Safety & Health Administration recorded through the end of July were classified as powered haulage. Photo: P&Q Staff

Seeking out solutions on mine safety

August 30, 2022By

At the 2022 Pit & Quarry Roundtable, Ogletree Deakins’ Margo Lopez discussed possible factors in recent mining fatalities.

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Controlling conveyor system safety, efficiency

December 21, 2021By

The most effective way to mitigate risks is to design hazards out of components or systems. Learn more about steps aggregate producers can take to improve production and reduce risks.

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photos by NIOSH Pittsburgh Mining Research Division.

Recognizing hazards to avoid accidents

May 16, 2016By

Researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) are studying how workers in the stone, […]

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Avoiding death at work

March 5, 2015By

Fatal accidents are increasing in stone, sand and gravel mines. These operations have experienced 20 of the 37 […]

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Personal safety

February 1, 2014By and

With a little free time over the holidays, someone I highly regard was doing work at home. The […]

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MSHA releases latest mine fatality update

April 27, 2012By

The Mine Safety and Health Administration reports 10 miners died in work-related accidents at U.S. mines during the […]

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