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MSHA Announces Grants for Mine Safety

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced the availability of up to $400,000 in funding through its Brookwood-Sago grant program to support education and training to help identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around the nation’s mines.

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Pure Safety Group Unveils Two Next Generation Harnesses

Pure Safety Group (PSG) unveiled two new products to complete its Series line-up of three Guardian Fall Protection safety harnesses, with applications for keeping workers at height safe in many real-life work scenario. All harnesses meet government standards, exceed ANSI standards and are pending CSA certification.

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Illumagear’s Halo Makes Safety More Visible

The Halo is a Personal Active Safety System from Illumagear that attaches to any hard hat and produces a ring of light around the wearer enabling him or her to see and be seen in all directions at all times.

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MSHA Reports Year’s First Fatalities

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Jan. 5, a 55-year-old contract miner received fatal injuries when he was pinned between a pneumatically powered air lock equipment door and the concrete rib barrier located near the shaft bottom.

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