Tag: powered haulage equipment

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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Taking steps towards mine safety

June 28, 2023 By and

There has been a spike of fatal accidents occurring across the mining industry. Ogleree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez discuss how operators can stay safe around machinery and powered haulage.

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health's ErgoMine app provides an entire audit dedicated to haul trucks. Photo: P&Q Staff

Developing a playbook on powered haulage safety

March 15, 2022 By and

The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health has several tools available that can be incorporated into safety programs for surface mobile and powered haulage equipment.

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Mine fatalities trending in wrong direction to start 2022

February 9, 2022 By

The year is only six weeks old, but information on the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s website indicates that six mine fatalities have already occurred in 2022.

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What’s next for MSHA’s mobile equipment safety rule?

January 7, 2022 By

The U.S. Department of Labor is holding a public hearing on the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s proposed rule to improve safe use of mobile, powered-haulage mining equipment.

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Summer accident surge alarming to MSHA

September 8, 2021 By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) reports that six fatal accidents occurred between July 21 and Aug. 11. The agency responded with a number of best safety practices producers should follow.

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Risks can be reduced by following safe work practices during operation and maintenance, as well as by installing proper physical safeguards on conveying equipment. Photo: P&Q Staff

Reducing risks around conveyor systems

July 20, 2021 By

With powered haulage fatalities at a 15-year high, the Mine Safety & Health Administration is promoting best safety practices with equipment – including conveyor systems.

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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

Expect MSHA to continue with its strong enforcement approach

October 7, 2020 By and

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) has been active on both the enforcement and rulemaking fronts under the Trump administration, setting a course that it’s likely to keep for the foreseeable future.

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MSHA's Ed Elliott addresses the 2018 OAIMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show in Columbus, Ohio.

MSHA’s 2019 priorities

November 19, 2018 By

Ed Elliott, a senior advisor to the assistant secretary at the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), outlined areas of focus at an industry meeting.

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