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MSHA’s Main: 'Proximity detection final rule will save miners’ lives'

Wielding a large rotating steel drum equipped with sharp tungsten carbide teeth, a continuous mining machine scrapes coal from the mine’s seams and drops it onto conveyor belts or into shuttle cars for transport to the surface.


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MSHA: Coal mining deaths at historic low

Agency releases preliminary fatality data for 2014

Preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration indicates that 40 miners died in work-related accidents at the nation’s mines in 2014, two fewer than in the previous year.


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MSHA announces results of its November impact inspections

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration says federal inspectors issued 199 citations and 19 orders during special impact inspections conducted at 10 coal mines and six metal and nonmetal mines in November.


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Recommitting to safety on National Miners Day

The following was posted on Saturday, Dec.  6: One hundred seven years ago today in Monongah, West Virginia, 362 coal miners – many of them teenage boys — went to work and never came home. That morning, an explosion ripped through two connected mines.


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Two miners die after explosives detonated in unventilated area

23 exposed to carbon monoxide

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration has fined Star Mine Operations, LLC $1,077,800 following its investigation into the deaths of two miners at Revenue Mine on Nov. 17, 2013. The underground silver ore mine is located in Ouray County, Colorado.


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MSHA awards $1M in Brookwood-Sago mine safety grants

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)  has awarded $1 million through its Brookwood-Sago grants program to seven organizations that provide education and training within the mining industry.


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Mine safety violations way down in June

MSHA announces results of the month’s impact inspections

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"

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

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

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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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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