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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration has awarded $1,250,000 in grants through its Brookwood-Sago program to seven organizations that provide education and training within the mining industry.
A worker who was electrocuted after coming into contact with energized electrical parts while trying to restore power to a pumping station was not adequately trained on the hazards of electrical repairs and maintenance on or near energized equipment, according to OSHA, which has cited Halcon Resources Corp. for two willful and seven serious safety violations.
A conversation with E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Professor, Center for Applied Behavior Systems, Virginia Tech, on Actively Caring For People – AC4P – the subject of a new book Scott will introduce at the National Safety Congress in Orlando, Oct. 22-24. It is also available at www.ac4p.org.
The National Transportation Safety Board is offering courses in disaster response, post-accident communications, and accident investigation in the coming months at its training center just outside Washington:
Fears of discrimination and retaliation sometimes prevent miners from objecting to health and safety violations, according to Mine Safety and Health Administration chief Joseph Main.
OSHA has awarded $10.7 million through the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program to 72 nonprofit organizations, including community/faith-based groups, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor/management associations, and colleges and universities.
This standard establishes the elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning in construction.
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