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Principle Number Two: Safety is Just Common Sense

By Randy K. Logsdon

This is the second in a series of six columns exploring traditional principles of safety. The first part was entitled: “Safety First.” Safety should not be considered a priority – priorities change. Safety should be applied as a foundational value in every activity or task. – Ed.

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Main Tells NSSGA ‘We Owe Miners a Safe Workplace’

Joseph A. Main, assistant secretary of labor for Mine Safety and Health, addressed members of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) at its convention March 5 in Las Vegas. Main covered a variety of topics, and noted that “the actions taken by MSHA and the mining community to improve mine safety and health” have put the industry “on a steady path of improvement.”

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MSHA Reports on December Impact Inspections

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he U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced that federal inspectors issued 135 citations, 24 orders and one safeguard during special impact inspections conducted at 11 coal mines and two metal and nonmetal mines in December 2013.

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