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FOCUS ON HEALTH & SAFETY - JUNE 2018

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MSHA Issues New Serious Accident Alert

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on March 24, two miners were using a man-lift to charge (load) blast holes with non-electric blasting caps, 8-grain boosters and ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO) blasting agent.

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MSHA to Publish Final Rule on Workplace Exams

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will publish a final rule on Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines that amends a final rule published on Jan. 23, 2017.

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MSHA Seeks to Collect Unpaid Fines

David Zatezalo, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) administrator, and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta recently highlighted that the agency will look to collect $67 million of unpaid fines issued over the last decade.

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MSHA Inspectors Join Digital Age

According to Avi Meyerstein of the law firm Husch Blackwell’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that its mine safety inspectors are joining the digital age. Goodbye, “general field notes” on lined paper. Hello, customized tablets.

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