MSHA Scofflaw Program Reclaims Unpaid Safety and Health Fines

Seven months after taking action to strengthen enforcement efforts regarding delinquent fines and mine violations, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that 49 mine operators have either taken steps to enter into payment agreements or satisfied their delinquent debts, resulting in $5.2 million in recovered fines.

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Here Comes The Helmet-CAM

A Recent Advance In Technology Can Improve How Mine Operators Investigate And Assess Respirable Dust. By Andrew B. Cecala and Andrew D. O’Brien This article describes the latest advancements in technology to improve how mine operators can investigate and assess the respirable dust exposure of their workers. Recently, Unimin Corp. and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)…

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Q&A with Ekkhart Matthies

How is a company like Weir Minerals helping mine operators prepare for the future while facing the challenges today? As the pressures continue to build on the mining and aggregates industries, mine operators are pressed to identify solutions that maintain, or even, improve their bottom line. Some of the solutions are complicated, some are relatively easy. Many mines around the…

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