Tag: Christopher Williamson

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Mining fatalities surpass 30 on the year

September 13, 2023By

A fatal accident Aug. 30 was the 30th of 2023, and a Sept. 8 accident at a crushed stone operation pushed the industry’s annual total to 31.

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MSHA unveils proposed rule for crystalline silica

July 5, 2023By

According to the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), the proposed rule is designed to lower miners’ exposure to silica and improve respiratory protection.

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Says MSHA assistant secretary Christopher Williamson: “We accomplish more if we all work together, and miners are safer and healthier as a result.” Photo: MSHA

P&Q exclusive: MSHA chief reflects on 2023 mining fatalities

May 11, 2023By

Christopher Williamson, assistant secretary at the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), discusses the troublesome trend in industry fatalities and the agency’s inaugural ‘Stand Down to Save Lives’ day next week.

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Outlining MSHA enforcement in 2023

April 13, 2023By

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran outlines the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) ramped-up enforcement and why the approach may continue in 2023.

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MSHA stakeholder meeting draws leaders to North Carolina

March 31, 2023By

Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) leaders joined aggregate industry stakeholders this week in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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