Tag: MSHA

Large material and debris can jam inside the crusher, damaging components and causing costly downtime. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Putting safety around crushers front and center

January 20, 2020By

A closer look at modern crusher hydraulic systems illustrates how operation and productivity are affected.

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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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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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Photo by Pit & Quarry staff.

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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The pledges were presented to David Zatezalo, assistant secretary of the Mine Safety & Health Administration, during a joint-visit to support NSSGA's "Why Risk It? Just Click It!" campaign. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Labor

NSSGA compiles 5,000 seat belt safety pledges

December 3, 2019By

The pledges were presented to the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s David Zatezalo during a joint visit to support a seat belt safety campaign.

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US mines do not meet POV criteria for fifth consecutive year

November 11, 2019By

None of the nation’s 13,000-plus mining operations met the criteria for a Pattern of Violations (POV) for the fifth consecutive year.

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If 21st century technology can improve both jobsite safety and production, there’s no reason not to embrace change. Photo: iStock.com/SeventyFour

When narratives are missing facts from MSHA investigations

November 8, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explain why keeping a level head during Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) investigations is critical.

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

MSHA’s evolution through the years

November 6, 2019By

Check out insights from a fall 2019 panel discussion on the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA).

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