Tag: silica

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What you need to know about MSHA’s silica standard

July 7, 2023By and

Bill Doran and Margo Lopez, attorneys with the law firm Ogletree Deakins, break down the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) newly proposed rule on respirable crystalline silica.

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Stacker dust photo caption: Based on MSHA’s updated Spring 2018 unified agenda, respirable crystalline silica is considered a long-term action for rulemaking, creating uncertainty for what’s ahead. Photo: ISTOCK.COM/Nikola Nastasic

MSHA intensifying spotlight on silica awareness

October 10, 2022By

A new Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) campaign aims to prevent injuries, illnesses and fatalities while promoting safe and healthy workplaces for all miners.

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MSHA’s airborne contaminant enforcement on the rise

July 20, 2022By and

Operators may want to consider a few safety measures in light of the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s recent silica enforcement initiative announcement.

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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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