MSHA Launches Silica Dust Initiative

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has launched a new enforcement initiative to “better protect the nation’s miners from health hazards resulting from repeated overexposure to respirable crystalline silica.” MSHA said that silica dust affects thousands of miners each year and, without adequate protection, miners face risks of serious illnesses, many of which can be…

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MSHA Posts Enhanced Enforcement Program for Truckers, Supervisors

MSHA’s analysis of recent data indicates that accidents involving customer and contract truck drivers, and managers and supervisors performing mining tasks represent a significant number of recent fatalities. MSHA has implemented an enhanced enforcement program to help improve safety and health in the mining industry.  Any citations issued for violations discussed below may be considered for a special assessment. This…

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BEUMER Displays Past, Present and Future of Mining at CIM

As the mining industry defines what mining for future generations will be, BEUMER brings together past learnings, today’s economical and environmentally friendly bulk-handling solutions and tomorrow’s advanced technology to build the foundation for future generations of mining success.  BEUMER will feature a working pipe conveyor model, mining table and BEUMER Smart Glasses technology at Booth 823 at the CIM Convention…

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Preparing for MSHA’s “Take Time Save Lives” Campaign

MSHA Is Focusing On Task Training, So Let’s Look Quickly At What’s Required And What You Can Do To Comply. By Brian Hendrix MSHA recently announced its “Take Time Save Lives” campaign to “reach miners, promote best practice resources, and ensure mine operators have the tools they need to fully train miners to use equipment.”  This new campaign is MSHA’s…

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Diemme Filtration Holds Streaming Convention

On Nov. 30, the first Diemme Filtration streaming convention took place. The event was organized for the international commercial launch of GHT5000F, a groundbreaking filter press designed to support stakeholders in an active and sustainable mining process, reducing risks and optimizing costs. The convention was an opportunity to discuss the important issue of tailings management and to compare notes on…

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MSHA’s Response to President Biden’s Vaccine ‘Mandate’

MSHA Deputy Assistant Secretary Jeannette Galanis, Informed Stakeholders That MSHA Would Not Issue An ETS. By Brian Hendrix Writing yet another column about the COVID-19 pandemic was high on my “To Don’t” list. You may feel the same way about reading another column about the pandemic. Yet, here we are, and we have President Biden to thank or to blame…

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5 Ways Lubricants Can Help Keep the Mining Industry Moving

According to ExxonMobil, the mining industry’s key risks include regulation, environmental concerns and operational challenges. Taking advantage of the latest advances in lubricant technology and analysis can smooth the ride. There are six areas of high risk for the sector, over the three broad categories of social license to operate, organizational and operational factors. Smaller environmental footprint. One of the…

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MSHA Calls for Powered Haulage Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that so far this year, nine miners have been killed and 185 have been injured in accidents involving powered haulage equipment.  Year to date, this is the highest number of powered haulage fatalities since 2006. That’s why the agency on July 20, hosted a national Stand Down for Safety Day focused on…

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