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Tag: mine safety and health

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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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MSHA weighs in on spring start-up

March 2, 2021By

P&Q reached out to the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) with three questions related to spring start-up. A department spokesperson offered a reply.

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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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OSHA issues revised COVID-19 guidance

February 4, 2021By

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) new guidance details measures to mitigate spread in the workplace.

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What to expect with MSHA’s informal conference process

January 20, 2021By and

With the new presidential administration beginning, there are many changes that can be anticipated at the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) – including the agency’s informal conference process.

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MSHA: 29 miners died in 2020

January 13, 2021By

2020 marked the sixth consecutive year mining fatalities were below 30, the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) reports.

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Photo: Ogletree Deakins' Bill Doran pays P&Q a visit. Photo: P&Q Staff

Sponsored: MSHA’s shifting approach to COVID-19

January 13, 2021By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran expects a COVID-19 emergency temporary standard to emerge from the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) soon after Joe Biden takes up the presidency. What might the standard consist of? Doran offers perspective.

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MSHA Assistant Secretary David Zatezalo addressed seat belt safety earlier this year at the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Annual Convention, stating that it is very difficult to enforce. Says Zatezalo: “I would tell you from my own experience that my father would never wear a seat belt. Toward the end of his life I bought him a car and he started wearing a seat belt. He said the dings and alarms made it easier to put the seat belt on.” Photo courtesy of the NSSGA

MSHA’s Zatezalo recognizes upcoming National Miners Day

November 20, 2020By

David Zatezalo, assistant secretary of labor at the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), shared his thoughts on National Miners Day in a published letter on the agency’s website.

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