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MSHA to host safety training conference

September 19, 2019By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA)’s tuition-free conference presents opportunities to improve your skills through programs and workshops.

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MSHA awards grant money for safety education, training

September 9, 2019By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) awarded $400,000 in funding through its Brookwood-Sago grant program to support safety education and training.

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Industry, MSHA talk business in the Midwest

August 29, 2019By

Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) leaders paid a visit this month to Ohio, where industry representatives from eight states gathered to share concerns and discuss opportunities.

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MSHA seeks data to protect miners from quartz exposure

August 28, 2019By

According to the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), quartz accounts for the overwhelming majority of naturally occurring crystalline silica.

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Why didn’t you see this coming from MSHA?

August 16, 2019By and

It’s crucial that producers prepare for all possibilities during a Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) inspection.

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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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