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Three Points of Contact – or Control?

By Randy Logsdon

One of the tenets we use as a guide to directing personnel toward safe work performance is the phrase, “Say what you mean and mean what you say.” It’s a concise way of expressing the concept that when giving direction it’s important to clearly state expectations – what is to be done; how, where, and when. (Say what you mean).

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Election May Foretell Tougher Times

By James Sharpe

The election results are in, and the doomsayers are predicting trouble ahead for the mining industry. While the reaction of some has been extreme, there are clear reasons for concern.

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Outside Probe of Serious Accidents Needed

By James Sharpe

MSHA’s vital mission is to ensure miners have safe and healthy workplaces through enforcement of the Mine Act and associated regulations. Without a strong federal enforcement presence in the mines, these work sites would be more hazardous than they are now. Kudos to MSHA for the essential role it plays.

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MSHA Offers Compliance Guide

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration introduced a new compliance assistance resource to address one of the most commonly cited violations in the metal and nonmetal mining industry: improperly guarded machinery.

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