Proposed MSHA Rule Targets Mobile Equipment

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced a proposed rule requiring mine operators that employ six or more miners to develop a written safety program for mobile equipment and powered haulage equipment (except belt conveyors) used at surface mines and surface areas of underground mines. The written safety program would include actions mine operators would…

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Victaulic Offers Series 725T 4-Way Diverter Valve

Victaulic has introduced a four-way diverter valve specifically designed to optimize backfill efficiency in mining operations. “The 725T is a game changer for mine operators that demand safety, reliability, and productivity enhancements across their sites,” said Aidan Niggel, director of product management for mining at Victaulic. “At Victaulic, we have a rich history of improving mine backfill operations, and the…

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Liebherr Offers New Mining Technology Product Portfolio

The Liebherr Mining Technology Product portfolio includes Machine Automation, Digital Services, and Assistance Systems and On-board Analytics product lines, providing customers with flexible scope of supply solutions to increase safety and asset operational effectiveness. Together, these products will support operator’s performance, optimize diagnostic processes, and automate machine functions, whilst integrating machine data and OEM expertise within the customers chosen technology…

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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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