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MSHA develops tool to connect miners with health care providers

March 12, 2024By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration’s new Health Resource Locator tool includes care options tailored specifically for miners.

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MSHA wields POV authority with latest screening

February 16, 2024By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) conducted two pattern of violations (POV) screenings in 2023, marking the first time in the agency’s history that more than one was conducted in a single calendar year.

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Cemex utilizes a dozen 150-ton haul trucks per shift at its FEC Quarry in Miami. Photo: P&Q Staff

Final rule on mobile equipment emerges from MSHA

December 20, 2023By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) finalized its rule related to mobile equipment at surface mines and surface areas of underground sites.

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MSHA grants awarded for safety, health training

October 2, 2023By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) awarded more than $10.5 million in grants to recipients in 43 states, as well as U.S. territories.

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MSHA provides update on crystalline silica rule

August 11, 2023By

The mining industry now has until Sept. 11 to submit comments to the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) about its proposed rule on respirable crystalline silica.

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Mine fatalities nearing 2022 mark with several months to go

August 10, 2023By

The total number of 2023 mining fatalities is up to 27 following two separate Aug. 5 accidents, according to the Mine Safety & Health Administration.

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The latest on MSHA’s impact inspection activity

July 13, 2023By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) continues to publish the results of its nationwide impact inspections each month, recently sharing results from its May activity.

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Although mining fatalities were trending in the wrong direction through the first five months of 2023, fatalities are at historically low numbers. Photo: shotbydave/E+/Getty Images

Poring over some of the latest mine fatality statistics

June 26, 2023By

Through the first five months of the year, mining fatalities were on the rise despite recently being at a historically low level.

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MSHA encouraging operators to emphasize safety this week

May 15, 2023By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) inaugural ‘Stand Down to Save Lives’ day is May 17, with the agency asking operators to address safety areas of concern this week.

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