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Mine safety violations way down in June

MSHA announces results of the month’s impact inspections
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As of June 2014, violations per inspection hour at U.S. mines were down 19 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), in its monthly impact inspections report.


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Winners announced in national mine rescue competition

"A special breed of people"
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Doe Run Co.’s “Maroon Team” from Viburnum, Missouri, won the 2014 National Metal and Nonmetal Mine Rescue Contest held Aug. 4-7 in Lexington, Kentucky. FMC Minerals’ “Red Team” from Green River, Wyoming, and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s “WIPP Red Team” from Carlsbad, New Mexico, rounded out the top three.


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Weekly news round-up

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A workplace injury reduction success story, a real PPE challenge and why spending less on food is not necessarily a good thing were among the top EHS-related stories as featured on ISHN.com this week.


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MSHA announces results of May impact inspections

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Federal inspectors for the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration issued 172 citations, 21 orders and two safeguards during special impact inspections conducted at 10 coal mines and two metal and nonmetal mines in May.


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Toolhandz® impact-resistant mechanic’s glove

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Revco Industries is excited to announce their newest addition to their ToolHandz® line of mechanic’s gloves. The GX108 impact-resistant mechanic’s glove is perfect for oil, gas, and mining.


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A busy April for MSHA inspectors

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Among the 16 special impact inspections conducted by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in April was one at the Alcoa World Alumina LLC's Bayer Alumina Plant in Calhoun County, Texas, which resulted in 27 citations and seven orders.


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Western Australia's Mines go fatality-free in 2012

By Rick Duley BSc(Hons)
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2012 saw Western Australian Mining go fatality-free — the first time in over a century of records.  In fact, the industry fell only a few days short of making it two years in a row.  Sadly there have been four fatalities since that golden run.


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U.S. mining deaths increase in 2013

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Data released by the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) shows an uptick in mining fatalities during 2013 – despite an improvement in the overall injury rates for the mining industry.


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Cestusline’s new DM Hybrid® glove is changing the face of PPE for mining

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Portland, OR, Headquarted, Cestusline, Inc. has received outstanding feedback on their newest mining glove, DM Hybrid®. Originally created specifically for the underground mining industry, DM Hybrid® is changing the way miners are looking at hand protection.


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MSHA's Main reaches out to National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association

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In a meeting earlier this month with the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main updated NSSGA's board of directors on recent actions taken by the Mine Safety and Health Administration to improve miner safety and health.


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