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Mental Discipline

By Randy Logsdon

It was late in the ballgame, the home team was up by a single run and their opponents were batting. With one out, the batter connected with a curve ball and drove the ball between second and third base. The shortstop collected the ball easily on one hop, planted and threw a bullet to the first baseman. The batter was out easily ­­– two outs. Sounds good, but the broadcast crew in the radio booth saw it differently.

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6th Circuit Overturns Commission on Economic Reinstatement of Miners

By Ellen Smith

Temporary economic reinstatement of a miner in a discrimination case under §105(c) is appropriate only during an MSHA investigation, and can continue only if MSHA accepts the miner’s case after the investigation, according to a ruling by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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‘Dirty Jobs’ Actor Gets Down and Dirty on Safety

By James Sharpe

Mike Rowe has dared to disturb the dogma that safety should be the first consideration in the industrial workplace. The feud between the star of the “Dirty Jobs” show on the Discovery Channel and safety professionals dates at least to 2008. The latest row came recently from an editorial in a safety publication, which accused Rowe of being “nobody’s safety model.”

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MSHA Releases Midyear Mine Fatality Update

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released a midyear summary of mining deaths across the country. During the first half of 2012, 19 miners died in work-related accidents at the nation's mines.

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Double Insulate Yourself From Danger

By Randy Logsdon

Electrically powered hand tools come in three common varieties:

  • Battery powered.
  • Grounded cord.
  • Double insulated.

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