Tag: Mine Safety & Health Administration

2019 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference

February 7, 2019By and

Pit & Quarry hosted its annual Roundtable Jan. 15-16. Check out videos from the event, where attendees discuss new equipment, MSHA, infrastructure and more.

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Making sense of the ‘One MSHA’ initiative

February 6, 2019By

The consolidation of Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) sectors is underway, but the transition will likely produce challenges.

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The direction of MSHA in 2019

February 4, 2019By and

2019 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference attendees share what they think about the direction MSHA is going in under the lead of David Zatezalo.

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Specific requirements, precautions and hazards associated with impact crusher equipment operation and the general work area must be communicated to, and understood by, everyone involved in the operation. Photo: Stedman

The 5 hazardous co-workers around crushers

January 29, 2019By

Working alongside impact crushers and other key quarry equipment is dangerous when the wrong attitude is brought to the task.

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Ogletree Deakins' Bill Doran addresses the 2019 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference. Photo by PamElla Lee

Impact inspections: Are they still a thing?

January 25, 2019By

Although the agency no longer publishes impact inspection details on its website, these remain a tool in the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s toolbox, according to Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran.

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When MSHA issues ‘duplicative’ citations

January 25, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explore what happens when the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) issues multiple citations for essentially the same issue.

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MSHA admin to oversee coal, metal/nonmetal

December 26, 2018By

Timothy Watkins, the agency’s new administrator over the two sectors, is a former deputy administrator for coal.

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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

Workplace exams, streamlining and scofflaws

December 19, 2018By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez offer a report on the Mine Safety & Health Administration activity in 2018.

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