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MSHA targeting silica with enforcement initiative

June 27, 2022By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) is implementing an enforcement initiative with the intent of protecting miners from respirable crystalline silica.

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MSHA targeting silica with enforcement initiative

June 13, 2022By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) is taking steps to reduce the exposure miners face to silica dust as work continues on a health standard.

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MSHA in transition mode as 2021 nears its end

November 18, 2021By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez examine where we are with Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) enforcement, as well as what can be expected from the agency in 2022.

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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, 2020By 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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Montabert introduces water mist system at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020

March 11, 2020By

According to Montabert, the water mist system was created to mitigate silica on job sites following regulation changes from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.

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Athabasca Minerals appoints COO

January 22, 2019By

Athabasca Minerals, a resource company for aggregate projects, appointed Dana Archibald to COO.

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Report: Good growth expected for Canadian silica

September 11, 2018By

Canadian industrial silica sand demand is projected to rise 6.7 percent each year over the next several years.

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Things to consider if OSHA’s silica dust rule affects you

April 2, 2018By

An Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) rule on respirable crystalline silica is coming down in June for general industry and maritime.

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