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Task Training: How MSHA Cites Operators for Unsafe Acts

There Are Two Main Reasons MSHA Focuses On Unsafe Conditions,  Not Unsafe Acts, And Those Reasons Are Related.

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Proposed Rule for Examination of Workplaces

MSHA Has Decided To Require More From These Workplace Examinations. What Does It Mean For Producers?

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Do-It-Yourself Legal Representation

You Can Challenge MSHA Citations Without an Attorney, But How Do You Represent Yourself Successfully?

By Donna Pryor

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No One Accepts Fatalities, Injuries or Illnesses as Cost of Doing Business

Our mines and our miners have never been safer. Injury and illness rates across all sectors of the mining industry are at historic lows. The number of fatalities in 2015 dropped 38 percent from 2014. A miner is in a lot more danger driving to work than he is once he’s at work. Mining is not one of the most dangerous occupations in the country any longer. According to the Department of Labor, the injury and illness rates for retail are higher than mining. Retail! That’s amazing.

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Because It’s Election Season

While the New OSHA Silica Rule Has Our Attention, We May Not Notice Other Rules Coming Out That Could Have Significant Consequences.

By Mark Savit

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