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The combination of long hours and shift work can result in a tired or fatigued workforce. Photo: Nalinee Supapornpasupad/IStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Addressing fatigue in the mining workforce

Shift work schedules can increase the likelihood of fatigue on the job. Implementing a fatigue risk management system is a proven way to combat fatigue within the mining workforce.

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New safety app helps miners identify hazards

April 8, 2021By

Version 2.0 of the ErgoMine app is an on-the-ground resource and auditing app to help miners identify, record and track safety hazards at jobsites.

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MSHA is intensifying its approach to workplace health. Photo by Joe McCarthy.

A few legal considerations on MSHA’s COVID-19 guidance

April 1, 2021By and

Operators should familiarize themselves with current guidance and watch for Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) updates, write Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez.

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MSHA opens Brookwood-Sago grant program for 2021

March 29, 2021By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) 2021 grants selection process will put special consideration on programs focusing on powered haulage, as well as other areas of mining.

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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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Lehigh Hanson’s Markussen named Safety and Health Professional of the Year

September 23, 2020By

Lehigh Hanson’s Robin Markussen is the 2020 James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional of the Year, as named by the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association.

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P&Q survey: Producers prioritizing safety, health in pandemic

April 27, 2020By

The onset of the coronavirus presented yet another reminder of how aggregate producers put safety and health above all else, a Pit & Quarry survey finds.

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The latest on MSHA’s agenda

April 20, 2020By

A look at the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) reorganization and regulatory efforts, and what to expect going forward.

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