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Why Do We Have To?

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ne of the MSHA standards that we’ve grown to know and love is captured in the quotation above. It’s a perfect example of MSHA’s institutional neglect in maintaining certain standards with respect to advanced technology – fall arrest harnesses and retractable lanyards.

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Rubber Insulating Gloves

Ansell, Rubber Insulating GlovesAnsell, a global leader in protection solutions, announces the introduction of Marigold Industrial Rubber Insulating Gloves to the Ansell product line to protect the hands of workers interacting with exposed energized, de-energized or re-energized electrical circuits.

The increased flexibility and dexterity of Marigold gloves allow for comfortable, prolonged wear for all electrical applications, addressing the critical need for increased performance over long periods of time and safety and glove compliance in the workplace.

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Only Half of All Truck Drivers Use a Safety Belt

The safety belt doubles the chances of survival in a serious road accident. Nonetheless, half of all truck drivers choose not to use their safety belts. That is something that Volvo Trucks wants to change.

“If more road users wore their safety belts, more than 7,000 lives would be saved every year in the EU alone. Professional drivers should serve here as an example,” said Volvo Trucks Traffic and Product Safety Director Carl Johan Almqvist.

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Work Boots

Magnum Boots USAMagnum Boots USA offers its expanded line of job-ready footwear. Magnum unites its 30 years of footwear experience and its legacy of building high-performance footwear for the FBI resulting in 11 styles to meet the most demanding occupational footwear needs. The collection consists of 6- and 8-in. lace-up boots, rugged pull-ons and mid and low hiker styles that feature highly attractive styling, rich leathers alongside the instant and all around comfort that Magnum is known for.

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MSHA Reports 2013 Accident Statistics

According to preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration, 42 miners died in work-related accidents at the nation’s mines in 2013, an increase from the 36 miners who died in 2012. While mining fatalities occurred at a record low rate for the first three quarters of 2013, during the fourth quarter of 2013, six coal miners and nine metal/nonmetal miners died in mining accidents, a significant increase from the same period in 2012, when four coal miners and two metal/nonmetal miners died.

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