MSHA Launches Fire Suppression Safety Initiative

During a recent quarterly stakeholder call, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced a new “Fire Suppression Safety Initiative” (FSS) to ensure that fire suppression systems on mobile equipment are in working order and capable of extinguishing equipment fires. The initiative appears to involve educating operators about FSS, including proper inspections and maintenance, as well as stepping up related…

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Asphalt Plant Opposed Residents opposed to the idea of an asphalt plant setting up shop just outside of the Marshall, N.C., town limits voiced concerns to the Madison County Board of Commissioners about negative impacts they believe the project could have on the wider community, according to the Asheville Citizen Times. Though the five-man panel remained largely silent on the…

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