Tag: safety and health

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Doran & Lopez: How mining responded swiftly to the crisis

March 30, 2020By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez applaud the mining industry for their ability to adapt on the fly and rapidly implement new policies and procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.

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How MSHA is responding to the coronavirus

March 27, 2020By

Although the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) continues to perform mandatory inspections, the agency is encouraging inspectors to work in cooperation with operators on site due to the circumstances created by the coronavirus.

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Allen: Exemptions, spring provide reason for optimism

March 25, 2020By

Clint Allen of CRH Americas Materials provides a guest commentary on the current state of the industry and how to best get through the coronavirus pandemic.

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Yanik: The industry adjusts to the new normal

March 24, 2020By

While rock is still being crushed across the nation, P&Q Editor-in-Chief Kevin Yanik writes how aggregate producers are taking new measures to keep employees safe while assessing the road ahead for their businesses.

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Pennsylvania quarries, originally ordered to close, can remain open

March 20, 2020By

The governor of Pennsylvania ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses within the state to close their physical locations late this week to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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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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Cemex USA promotes safety with dedicated week

January 8, 2020By

Safety through leadership was the theme of this year’s annual Cemex USA event.

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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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