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Tag: mine safety and health

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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Proposed MSHA rule coming on motor-driven equipment

November 18, 2020By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) latest proposed rule is about adopting standards for electric motor-driven mine equipment and accessories.

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Confined space accidents prompt MSHA alert

October 19, 2020By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) issued a safety alert after miners were fatally injured following them entering confined spaces to clear material and obstructions.

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MSHA providing operators flexibility on recertifications

March 26, 2020By

In light of the current business environment, the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) will work with mine operators on several key recertifications, including annual refresher training.

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Best practices for when MSHA requests documents

January 6, 2020By and

Operators are understandably not enthusiastic about turning over materials to the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), so preparation is key in the event the agency makes such a request.

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MSHA program reclaims $5.2M in unpaid fines

October 25, 2018By

According to the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), a strengthened enforcement initiative has produced outstanding fines this year from 49 mine operators.

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The pattern of violations game

December 4, 2014By

An order from William Moran, a Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission judge, dismissing MSHA’s pattern of […]

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OSHA hears from NSSGA rep on silica rule

March 28, 2014By

NSSGA‘s Pam Whitted, senior vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs, testified before the Occupational Safety and Health […]

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