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The history behind Mine Rescue Day

November 3, 2022 By

Mine Rescue Day, established nine years ago and commemorated every Oct. 30, has an origin dating back more than a century and a connection to the nation’s 27th president.

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MSHA’s transitions through the Trump Administration

January 8, 2018 By and

A number of issues occupied the attention of the mining industry in 2017. Most of these issues arose as a result of the new administration in Washington.

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Takeaways from the nomination of MSHA’s next chief

September 12, 2017 By

What should aggregate producers take away from the expected nomination of former coal executive David Zatezalo? There are some potentially positive takeaways to consider.

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MSHA’s ‘new era’ of mine safety

May 23, 2017 By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) reports that in 2016, 26 miners died in work-related accidents at the nation’s mines – down from 29 in 2015.

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MSHA and the aggregate industry

April 3, 2017 By

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Mike Johnson discusses the ongoing process to select the next assistant secretary of labor at the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), the evolution of the aggregate industry’s relationship with MSHA, and more.

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Exploring the transition ahead at MSHA

February 16, 2017 By

Bill Doran, an attorney at Ogletree Deakins, sheds some light on the transition to come at the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA).

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Workplace exams rule to be implemented despite opposition

January 20, 2017 By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration issued a final rule for workplace examinations that will go into effect this spring despite opposition from the mining industry.

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US mining deaths reach historic low in 2016

January 4, 2017 By

Data from the U.S. Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) indicates that mining deaths in the U.S. reached a new low in 2016.

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Industry awaits next MSHA chief, policy changes

January 3, 2017 By

With 2016 in the past, the industry turns its attention to a new year and the many policy developments the incoming Trump administration is expected to bring.

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