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Dec. 6: National Miners Day

On National Miners Day, America honored the 325,000 men and women who work in nearly 13,000 surface and underground mines across the United States.

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Comprehensive Safety Programs Combine Training and Technology

Worksite and worker safety impacts every part of every operation. Your organization’s approach to safety directly impacts your reputation and culture, your ability to recruit and retain workers, and relationships with your customers and community. Safety has value.

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New Study Details Mining Industry Hearing Loss

A new study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine is the first to examine hearing loss prevalence and risk by industry within most mining sector industries; as well as the oil and gas extraction sector.

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MSHA Issues Lockout/Tagout Alert

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a Lockout/Tagout alert. Electricity has killed three people in the mining industry since Aug. 7.

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MSHA Moves Closer to a Silica Rule

On Aug. 29, the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) took a step closer to an updated regulation for respirable crystalline silica. In a published Request for Information (RFI), the agency is soliciting “data and information on economically and technologically feasible best practices” to protect the health of coal miners and metal/nonmetal workers from “exposure to quartz, including a reduced [workplace exposure] standard, new or developing protective technologies, and/or technical and educational assistance.”

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