Mine Operators Hold Key to Safe Workplaces
Created: Tuesday, 02 August 2011 13:41
Published: Tuesday, 02 August 2011 13:41
By James Sharpe
In the June issue, the Healthy Dialogue column “Time to Modernize Mine Safety” drew a response from the CEO of an aggregate mining company. In an e-mail, he said he agreed with my opinion that a good safety program should be risk-based. However, he said I was mistaken when I said the onus for mine safety and health should be squarely on the shoulders of the mine operator.
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Not Just an Act
Created: Friday, 08 July 2011 11:27
Published: Friday, 08 July 2011 11:27
By Randy Logsdon
Section 2 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Act) contains seven paragraphs in the form of a declaration by Congress outlining the purpose of the Act. The first four paragraphs describe the national concern over working conditions and practices in the mining industry as they affect safety.
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