Tag: NIOSH

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Agencies jointly pursuing solutions on silica

February 12, 2020By

The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health and the Mine Safety & Health Administration formed a working group to safeguard the health of mine workers regarding exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

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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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Identifying safety risks through panorama photos

Capturing and studying panoramic photos is one way aggregate producers can build up their hazard recognition skills during safety training.

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Workers whose feet are wet for prolonged periods can experience illness or injury as a result. Photo: iStock.com/francisblack

When work boots wear out

March 5, 2019By and

The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health is nearing completion of a study measuring work boot tread wear to determine the safety of miners.

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KYCSA to host underground stone safety seminar

October 10, 2018By

The Kentucky Crushed Stone Association (KYCSA) will be hosting its 2018 Underground Stone Safety Seminar Nov. 13-14 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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NIOSH award recognizes safety innovation through tech

July 16, 2018By

The deadline to apply for the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health’s (NIOSH) Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations Award is Aug. 1.

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Quiz: Are you an expert at recognizing safety hazards?

June 15, 2018By

Recognizing safety hazards is the first step in maintaining a safe work environment. Test your knowledge to see how much you know about recognizing hazards.

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Effectively recognizing safety hazards at worksites

Which competencies are most critical for a “competent person” to adequately perform a workplace examination?

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