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Tag: mine safety and health

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Start your wash plant back up successfully

March 11, 2022By

Wash plant experts share their expertise to ensure safe and successful start-ups this production season.

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New MSHA safety campaign emerges

March 9, 2022By

The new Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) campaign aims to remind operators they need to train miners on equipment and safety protocols. Additionally, miners must make time to remember their training before doing a task.

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Mine fatalities trending in wrong direction to start 2022

February 9, 2022By

The year is only six weeks old, but information on the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s website indicates that six mine fatalities have already occurred in 2022.

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Although most of “Copper Canyon” takes place at an underground coal mine, author Tim Means says the novel’s lessons apply broadly to all operations subject to the Mine Act. Photo: ollo/ iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Addressing ‘flaws’ in the Mine Act

February 2, 2022By

A retired mine safety and health lawyer recently published a legal thriller that underscores dangerous, real-world defects impacting the mining industry.

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Supreme Court ruling blocks OSHA vaccine mandate

January 14, 2022By

The Supreme Court ruling on the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 vaccine mandate notes that the virus is not an occupational hazard in most workplaces.

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What’s next for MSHA’s mobile equipment safety rule?

January 7, 2022By

The U.S. Department of Labor is holding a public hearing on the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s proposed rule to improve safe use of mobile, powered-haulage mining equipment.

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Biden chooses nominee to lead MSHA

November 15, 2021By

President Biden finally selected a nominee who will head the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA). His name is Chris Williamson.

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Grants awarded for mine safety education, training

October 1, 2021By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) awarded Brookwood-Sago grants to 13 recipients for training and education in mine safety.

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