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Election May Foretell Tougher Times

By James Sharpe

The election results are in, and the doomsayers are predicting trouble ahead for the mining industry. While the reaction of some has been extreme, there are clear reasons for concern.

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MSHA Offers Compliance Guide

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration introduced a new compliance assistance resource to address one of the most commonly cited violations in the metal and nonmetal mining industry: improperly guarded machinery.

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Outside Probe of Serious Accidents Needed

By James Sharpe

MSHA’s vital mission is to ensure miners have safe and healthy workplaces through enforcement of the Mine Act and associated regulations. Without a strong federal enforcement presence in the mines, these work sites would be more hazardous than they are now. Kudos to MSHA for the essential role it plays.

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What Scares You?

By Randy Logsdon

We love to be frightened, especially during Halloween.

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