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Rock Stability Research Could Make Mining Safer

A University of Arizona (UA) College of Engineering research program looking at new methods of determining rock strength could reduce hazardous working conditions that currently cause thousands of deaths every year in mining and construction.

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ALJ Rejects Settlement Where CLR Sought 30 Percent Reduction

By Ellen Smith

If your company and MSHA want to present a settlement before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, have all of the details in order explaining why there should be more than a 10 percent reduction in civil penalties.

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How Do I Improve My Odds?

By Randy Logsdon

Some of the larger football stadiums seat nearly 100,000 fans. Attending a professional football game or a major college bowl game in one of these stadiums is a treat – even if its cold and the seats are closer to the goal line than the midfield stripe. As you’re holding those tickets, suppose someone told you that seven of the fans attending that game would die. We don’t know which seven. Your chances are as good as the next guy’s. Would you attend, or stay home?

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MSHA Issues A Final Rule To Revise The POV System

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) kicked off its regulatory agenda by lifting the veil on its final rule to revise the Pattern of Violations (POV) system under 30 C.F.R. Part 104. Unless overturned by a court in an expected industry challenge, the final rule will dramatically change the existing POV system and impose significant, onerous burdens on mine operators, according to the law firm of Patton Boggs LLP.

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Don’t be Penny Wise and Pound-Foolish When It Comes to Safety Gloves

A simple change in the way gloves are purchased and used has reduced hand injuries at a lime and stone producer’s operation by 50 percent, lowered workers compensation costs, reduced reportable accidents to MSHA and saved money every month on glove purchases.

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