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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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MSHA Issues Conveyor Start-Up Clarification

MSHA has issued a Program Information Bulletin (PIB) to emphasize to the metal and nonmetal mining industry the requirements for conveyor start-up warnings involving both manually operated and automatically operated conveyor belt systems at surface and underground mining locations.

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Diesel Study Results Present New Challenge

By James Sharpe

The long-awaited results of the federal government’s Diesel Exhaust in Miners Study (DEMS) are in. They claim an elevated risk of lung cancer exists with elevated exposure to diesel particulate.

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Crucial Conversations Lead to Improved Safety

By Randy Logsdon

Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart spoke for many of us when he used the phrase, “I know it when I see it,” in connection with a case before the high court that was attempting to define a test for pornography. Similarly, we may find it hard to define a “good safety attitude” and conversely a “poor safety attitude,” but we know it when we see it.

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