Tag: Mine Safety & Health Administration

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Managing hazard complaint inspections

April 3, 2020By and

While a hazard complaint inspection may resemble a regular inspection, operators need to be aware of the differences between the two, writes Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez.

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Coming to grips with MSHA’s enforcement of structural integrity

February 29, 2020By and

There has been an uptick in enforcement efforts related to structural integrity over the past six to seven years, due in large part to some high-profile structural failures at mines around the country.

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Continuous improvement is an important and necessary part of a safety program. Photo: IPGGutenbergUKLtd/Getty Images

Resolving to carry out safety improvements in 2020

February 19, 2020By and

Over time, everyone’s initial diligence in carrying out safety improvements falls by the wayside. Continuous improvement is important and necessary.

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Mining fatalities drop to record low in 2019

January 31, 2020By

This marks the fifth year in the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) 43-year history that mining fatalities were below 30.

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An example of solid and liquid contaminants observed during the shadowing period. Photo courtesy of NIOSH

Overcoming common slip, trip and fall hazards

Check out these proactive measures, based on National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health research, to help your operation avoid serious incidents.

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Elevating safety around conveying equipment

December 28, 2019By

Douglas Manufacturing’s Paul Ross, a veteran conveyor component supplier, shares his experience working with aggregate producers around conveyor systems.

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Aggregate producers may see rulemaking on powered haulage safety in 2020, perhaps incorporating requirements for deploying new tech into current safety standards. Photo by Kevin Yanik

A year of twists and turns with MSHA

December 14, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez reflect on the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) key 2019 developments.

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What keeps aggregate producers up at night?

December 5, 2019By

Producers reveal their largest 2019 concerns, including employee retention, hiring, Mine Safety & Health Administration compliance and more.

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