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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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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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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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PrimeSource Rolls Out New Cut-Resistant GRX Gloves

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Safety Council, the average hand injury claim now exceeds $6,000, with lost time workers’ compensation claims reaching nearly $7,500.  The average reported hand injury results in six days off work. Hand injuries are the second most common injury on the jobsite, with cuts and lacerations being the number one hand injury.

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