Tag: safety hazards

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Effectively managing workplace exams

April 16, 2024 By and

Creating a comprehensive record of workplace exams is crucial for documenting adverse safety or health conditions found, notifying affected miners, and taking action to correct them.

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Breakers can be mounted to a mobile carrier like an excavator, as well as to stationary boom systems attached to crushing equipment. Photo: P&Q Staff

Detailing MSHA’s recent mobile equipment rule

February 12, 2024 By and

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) finalized its ruling on surface mobile equipment safety in December. Find out the key elements the rule covers.

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Is heat illness regulation on the horizon?

October 20, 2023 By and

Several states – California, Washington and Minnesota – have implemented heat illness prevention standards, and more states may soon follow.

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Five MSHA standards to watch out for

September 20, 2023 By and

Ogletree Deakins leaders identify lesser-known Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) standards that should not be overlooked.

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Before operating a loader, check for chips and cracks in the windows. Also, make sure the glass is free of dirt that could present safety issues. Photo: P&Q Staff

Wheel loader walk-around pointers

September 13, 2022 By

Review items and hazards operators should look for in and around wheel loaders to ensure safer jobsites.

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New safety app helps miners identify hazards

April 8, 2021 By

Version 2.0 of the ErgoMine app is an on-the-ground resource and auditing app to help miners identify, record and track safety hazards at jobsites.

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MSHA weighs in on spring start-up

March 2, 2021 By

P&Q reached out to the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) with three questions related to spring start-up. A department spokesperson offered a reply.

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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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Quiz: Are you an expert at recognizing safety hazards?

June 15, 2018 By

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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