Tag: Mine Safety & Health Administration

The Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association approached the Ohio Department of Transportation about producing a study that would examine the effects communities would experience if one local quarry was removed. Photo by Kevin Yanik.

MSHA’s role in natural disasters

July 19, 2019By and

Given MSHA’s expansive regulatory coverage, producers should expect the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) to consider any natural disaster-related activity at a mine to be under its domain.

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Upgraded MSHA data system to assist operators with compliance

June 13, 2019By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) completed an upgrade to its primary data system, bringing increased functionality and more intuitive navigation to this feature on the agency’s website.

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Aggregate producers are raising concerns as MSHA merges coal inspectors with the metal/nonmetal mining sector. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Understanding MSHA’s informal conference process

June 13, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explain how the process can provide an efficient means for addressing issues with citations early on.

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MSHA, EPA rules to watch in the months to come

June 3, 2019By

The Trump administration’s updated agenda of pending regulations and upcoming regulatory rollbacks offers a glimpse of what’s to come with the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Identifying safety risks through panorama photos

Capturing and studying panoramic photos is one way aggregate producers can build up their hazard recognition skills during safety training.

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MSHA is intensifying its approach to workplace health. Photo by Joe McCarthy.

MSHA renews its focus on health

May 17, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explore the intensifying focus on health by the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA).

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MSHA awards safety grant to University of Nebraska at Kearney

May 13, 2019By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration awarded a $92,000 grant to the Nebraska Safety Center to assist the University of Nebraska at Kearney in training the state’s mining industry.

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Employee safety should always be the first priority when resuming operations in the spring. Photo courtesy of Mellott Company.

Starting up your operation this spring

May 9, 2019By

After the long offseason, checking a site’s conditions and crushing equipment is essential for aggregate operations to successfully resume.

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