Tag: mine safety

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How dual salt emulsions are transforming explosives

June 5, 2024 By

BME experts are exploring the potential of double salt emulsions in blasting operations.

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Three of the 16 fatalities the Mine Safety & Health Administration recorded through the end of July were classified as powered haulage. Photo: P&Q Staff

Prioritizing safety on the job

May 22, 2024 By

Three producers reflected on their experiences of late with safety and health at aggregate operations.

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Effectively managing workplace exams

April 16, 2024 By and

Creating a comprehensive record of workplace exams is crucial for documenting adverse safety or health conditions found, notifying affected miners, and taking action to correct them.

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When to notify MSHA of an injury

March 5, 2024 By and

A recent case calls into question when a mine operator has to immediately notify the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) of a particular injury.

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The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Operations, Health & Safety Seminar will take place Jan. 24-25 at the Marriott Toronto Airport Hotel. Photo: OSSGA

Safety-focused meetings to consider early this year

January 3, 2024 By

Safety is a theme of several first-quarter meetings, including the upcoming Missouri Mine Safety & Health Conference and the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Operations, Health & Safety Seminar.

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Cemex utilizes a dozen 150-ton haul trucks per shift at its FEC Quarry in Miami. Photo: P&Q Staff

Final rule on mobile equipment emerges from MSHA

December 20, 2023 By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) finalized its rule related to mobile equipment at surface mines and surface areas of underground sites.

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Where mining fatalities stand as 2023 nears finish line

December 14, 2023 By

The U.S. mining industry is up to 38 fatalities on the year, with the last reported fatal accident taking place in mid-November.

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Essential Minerals Association celebrates safety excellence

October 23, 2023 By

The organization formerly known as the Industrial Minerals Association-North America issued awards and renewed a longtime partnership at a fall meeting.

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Five MSHA standards to watch out for

September 20, 2023 By and

Ogletree Deakins leaders identify lesser-known Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) standards that should not be overlooked.

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