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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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Company Successfully Argues That It Lacked Fair Notice of a Travelway Violation

By Ellen Smith

A safety manager for Aggregate Industries WRC was able to convince a Review Commission ALJ to vacate a citation issued under §56.11012, where the company was able to prove that it lacked adequate or fair notice of the violation.

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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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MSHA Must Make Case for Improved Compliance

By James Sharpe

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has been spreading the word that compliance at mines has improved because enforcement statistics dropped significantly between 2010 and 2011.

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