Tag: safety and health

How OSHA’s silica rule will impact aggregate operations

August 15, 2017By

Enforcement of OSHA’s final rule to protect workers in construction from exposure will soon go into effect. What effects will this rule have on aggregate producers?

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MSHA and the aggregate industry

April 3, 2017By

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Mike Johnson discusses the ongoing process to select the next assistant secretary of labor at the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), the evolution of the aggregate industry’s relationship with MSHA, and more.

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MSHA to explore workplace exams, diesel exhaust monitoring

July 14, 2016By

MSHA plans to hold a public hearing July 19 in Salt Lake City, where the agency will address its proposed rule addressing workplace exams.

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SME conference offers technical sessions, field trip

SME conference offers technical sessions, field trip

January 27, 2016By

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) plans to host its 2016 Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) […]

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MSHA’s Main weighs in on examination guidance, ‘Rules To Live By’

November 24, 2015By

Pit & Quarry had the opportunity to ask Joe Main, assistant secretary of labor for the Mine Safety […]

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MSHA decision on civil penalty regulation still to come

November 19, 2015By

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has proposed amending its civil penalty regulation to simplify the criteria, […]

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New rescue facility in Kentucky available to mines

September 16, 2015By

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) opened a mine rescue station Sept. 18 in Madisonville, Ky. According […]

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Safety MSHA and OSHA use the threat of fines to prevent unsafe conditions, but these agencies have minimal control over unsafe acts. Photo: iStock.com/avatar_023

MSHA to increase enforcement following fatalities

April 30, 2014By

MSHA, following a string of industry fatalities, is encouraging inspectors to do more to keep miners out of […]

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