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9,144 Steps to Safety

By Randy Logsdon

As part of a personal wellness initiative, I’ve been tracking the number of steps I take during the course of each day. Using a pedometer, on one particular day, I recorded 9,144 steps.

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MSHA Releases Midyear Mine Fatality Update

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration recently released a midyear summary of mining deaths in the country. As of June 30, eight miners were killed in coal mining operations, and six in the metal and nonmetal sector.

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Lafarge Gets Citations Dismissed for Alleged Equipment Defects

By Ellen Smith

Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission ALJ Patrick Augustine vacated four equipment citations issued to a Lafarge North American cement plant, after finding that the company did not have fair notice of the alleged violations.

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Brains, Not Brawn, the Path to Improved Safety

By James Sharpe

More smarts, not bigger muscles, is the solution to what ails safety and health in U.S. mining, according to a safety consultant who used to run the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

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Just What Do You Mean?

By Randy Logsdon

When It Comes to Safety, Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say.

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