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Safety DNA

By Randy Logsdon

R&D is commonly known throughout business and industry as an abbreviation for Research and Development. We have visions of scientists in white lab coats and glasses testing prototype products or performing laboratory experiments. In mine safety (especially mine safety training) R&D is better known as Rip-off and Duplicate – a testament to the adage that there are no trade secrets in safety.

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MSHA Releases First Quarter Fatality Update

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released a first-quarter summary of mining deaths across the country. Ten miners died in work-related accidents at the nation's mines during the first three months of 2012.

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Welcoming a New Mine Safety Approach

By James Sharpe

In March, the National Mining Association (NMA) announced a new initiative to improve safety performance using a systems approach. The initiative consists of a pledge and 20 modules that companies who sign on need to work through, and provides a timetable, ending in December 2015, for completing them.

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What’s Outside the Box?

By Randy Logsdon

So, I looked in the refrigerator and counted the boxes of leftovers from dining out. In a day or two, we would be returning home from the vacation resort, and leaving these behind just was not an option. And, there was too much to consume before we left. How to get this stuff home?

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