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Workplace Safety Software

Predictive Solutions Corp. announced that version 9.0 of its SafetyNet software, used to predict and prevent workplace injuries, is now available to its customers.

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What to Do?

By Randy Logsdon

Throughout our careers (our lives), we make thousands (if not millions) of decisions. Some are simple and require little thought or consideration. Others are critical not only to our safety, but to our livelihood. Last month I raised the concept of optimism bias and how that bias can color our perception of risk. Actions based on that biased perception, can easily lead to an unacceptably high risk of injury or illness.

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MSHA Reports on Impact Inspections

MSHA reported that federal inspectors issued 213 citations, 23 orders and one safeguard during special impact inspections conducted at nine coal mines and five metal/nonmetal mines last month.

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Mucking and Loading Haul Truck Not Permitted Near Blast Site

By Ellen Smith

A blast site area was not “secure” where a front-end loader was mucking in the quarry pit below the bench where explosives were being loaded into blastholes ALJ David Barbour ruled, upholding a violation of §56.6306(c) against the blasting company Orica Nelson Quarry Services.

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Fatality Reported at Crushed Stone Plant

According to MSHA, on Sept. 18, a 56-year-old front-end loader operator with 16 years of experience was killed at a crushed stone operation. The victim was attempting to remove a rock from a pug mill hopper when he was engulfed by the material in the hopper.

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