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Summer accident surge alarming to MSHA

September 8, 2021By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) reports that six fatal accidents occurred between July 21 and Aug. 11. The agency responded with a number of best safety practices producers should follow.

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Producers excluded from COVID-19 emergency temporary standard

June 18, 2021By

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association commended the Department of Labor on its exclusion of the aggregate industry in a COVID-19 emergency temporary standard.

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MSHA reemphasizes safety tied to powered haulage

June 18, 2021By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) shared several best practices for surface operations following a series of fatal 2021 powered haulage accidents.

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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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