Tag: mine safety and health

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

Where MSHA and the industry are right now

November 23, 2023By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez take stock of 2023 Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) developments and what may be ahead in 2024.

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MSHA grants awarded for safety, health training

October 2, 2023By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) awarded more than $10.5 million in grants to recipients in 43 states, as well as U.S. territories.

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Mining fatalities surpass 30 on the year

September 13, 2023By

A fatal accident Aug. 30 was the 30th of 2023, and a Sept. 8 accident at a crushed stone operation pushed the industry’s annual total to 31.

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Upcoming safety, health conferences to explore

September 13, 2023By

Safety and health professionals across the industry have two meeting opportunities to expand their knowledge and glean insights that can be applied to their operations.

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The latest on MSHA’s impact inspection activity

July 13, 2023By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) continues to publish the results of its nationwide impact inspections each month, recently sharing results from its May activity.

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What you need to know about MSHA’s silica standard

July 7, 2023By and

Bill Doran and Margo Lopez, attorneys with the law firm Ogletree Deakins, break down the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) newly proposed rule on respirable crystalline silica.

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MSHA unveils proposed rule for crystalline silica

July 5, 2023By

According to the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), the proposed rule is designed to lower miners’ exposure to silica and improve respiratory protection.

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How to prepare for the blitz of impact inspections

May 19, 2023By and

Following an uptick in fatal mining accidents, the Mine Safety & Health Administration has resumed publishing impact inspection reports for the first time since 2020.

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MSHA encouraging operators to emphasize safety this week

May 15, 2023By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) inaugural ‘Stand Down to Save Lives’ day is May 17, with the agency asking operators to address safety areas of concern this week.

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