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The Right Tool

By Randy Logsdon

It’s a marvelous tool. I keep one in my desk and one in my car. The multi-tool (sometimes known generically as a “leatherman”) is the modern equivalent of the Swiss Army Knife. It’s marvelous because it is one tool that can do so many things. But is it the right tool?

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Plaintiff Entitled to be Heard

By Ellen Smith

In an appeal argued in the District Court of Sequoyah County, Okla. – J. Jeffrey Payton, Judge – a plaintiff/appellee, Michael Daffin, claimed he was prevented from participating in an informal conference before the Department of Mines on the application for a mining permit requested by T & M Sand and Gravel Inc.

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Nonverbal Communication and Your Safety Message

By Randy Logsdon

I'm fairly certain that I am not the first or even the last person who has succumbed to the phenomenon of drifting thoughts during a church service. On this particular Sunday, I was intrigued by the choir. In particular, I was caught up in the animated gestures of the choir director. Of course as a safety professional, my thoughts drifted toward application in safety rather than some other less constructive vein.

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Changes Coming to MSHA Should Have Operators Smiling

By James Sharpe

Prospects for a significant uptick in aggregate sales may be uncertain, but a development that should largely brighten the outlook of mine operators is the evolving role of MSHA at their workplaces.

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Company Fined $15,000 for Highwall Violations

By Ellen Smith

Two citations for loose material in an overhanging highwall led to $15,000 in fines for Hoover Inc. for failing to correct hazardous conditions in violation of §56.3200. In one citation, the ALJ increased the penalty.

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