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MSHA Releases Midyear Mine Fatality Update

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released a midyear summary of mining deaths across the country. During the first half of 2012, 19 miners died in work-related accidents at the nation's mines.

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Double Insulate Yourself From Danger

By Randy Logsdon

Electrically powered hand tools come in three common varieties:

  • Battery powered.
  • Grounded cord.
  • Double insulated.

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MSHA Must Make Case for Improved Compliance

By James Sharpe

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has been spreading the word that compliance at mines has improved because enforcement statistics dropped significantly between 2010 and 2011.

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Company Successfully Argues That It Lacked Fair Notice of a Travelway Violation

By Ellen Smith

A safety manager for Aggregate Industries WRC was able to convince a Review Commission ALJ to vacate a citation issued under §56.11012, where the company was able to prove that it lacked adequate or fair notice of the violation.

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Aggregate Industries US Receives Multiple Safety Awards

Aggregate Industries US, a Holcim Group Company, announced that several locations of Aggregate Industries US, Midwest Region (AIMWR) were recognized by the Safety Awards Program of the Illinois Association for Aggregate Producers (IAAP).

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