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Tag: health

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Contesting citations from MSHA when all else fails

November 23, 2022By and

In spite of all best efforts toward an early resolution, MSHA may refuse to make changes to citations. When this happens, Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez say it’s time to go to court.

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MSHA targeting silica with enforcement initiative

June 27, 2022By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) is implementing an enforcement initiative with the intent of protecting miners from respirable crystalline silica.

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Says Trimble Applanix’s Damir Gumerov: “It’s easier to design a mine site as a closed environment, something where you train people on the site to react.” Photo: P&Q Staff

MSHA program aims to enhance driver safety

June 20, 2022By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez outline a recent program from the Mine Safety & Health Administration aimed at protecting truck drivers.

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Aggregate producers may see rulemaking on powered haulage safety in 2020, perhaps incorporating requirements for deploying new tech into current safety standards. Photo by Kevin Yanik

The problem with MSHA’s ‘fair notice’

January 26, 2022By and

While the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) may vacate a citation due to a lack of fair notice provided to an operator, that isn’t always the end of the issue.

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Cemex USA renews Zero4Life commitment

January 19, 2022By

Cemex USA reaffirmed its commitment to prevent workplace injuries during Safety Week 2022 earlier this month.

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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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