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Tag: Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977

To help reinforce the proper use of personal fall protection, NIOSH developed two infographics on fall protection (“As Simple as ABC” and “As Easy as 123”) that may be posted in useful areas. Photo: NIOSH

Understanding why workers fall

Falls are an imminent danger in mining, but having protection equipment and the know-how to use it is the recipe to avoid accidents.

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MSHA: No POV notices issued in last 12-month stretch

March 20, 2020By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) most recent Pattern of Violations (POV) screening period stretched from February 2019 to January 2020.

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US mines do not meet POV criteria for fifth consecutive year

November 11, 2019By

None of the nation’s 13,000-plus mining operations met the criteria for a Pattern of Violations (POV) for the fifth consecutive year.

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MSHA: No mines eligible for POV notice for third consecutive year

August 2, 2017By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration noted that, for the third consecutive year, no U.S. mining operations meet the criteria for a POV notice.

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MSHA decision on civil penalty regulation still to come

November 19, 2015By

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has proposed amending its civil penalty regulation to simplify the criteria, […]

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MSHA impact inspection citations increased in July

August 26, 2015By

The U.S Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) issued 225 citations and six orders during special impact inspections […]

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MSHA penalty controversy

January 6, 2015By

MSHA conducted its first hearing on proposed changes to civil penalty regulations on Dec. 4. MSHA wants to […]

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National Miner’s Day: MSHA notes health, safety progress

December 6, 2013By

Although the worst mining accident in American history occurred more than a century ago, the tragedy left its […]

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