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GPS Grid Threatened

By Mark S. Kuhar

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is calling on Congress, Transportation Secretary LaHood and the Federal Communications Commission to stop the threat in the U.S. to Global Positioning Systems (GPS) posed by LightSquared, the company planning to deploy a nationwide broadband internet infrastructure of 40,000 ground stations.

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Not Just an Act

By Randy Logsdon

Section 2 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Act) contains seven paragraphs in the form of a declaration by Congress outlining the purpose of the Act. The first four paragraphs describe the national concern over working conditions and practices in the mining industry as they affect safety.

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The Wisdom of John Wooden

MSHA is drawing upon the wisdom of John Wooden, one of the greatest coaches of all time, to communicate the importance of developing a safety culture.

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Time is Right for Mine Safety Study

By James Sharpe

Taxpayer money has been used to support a study designed to determine if unionized underground coal mines are safer places to work than non-unionized mines. According to the results reported recently, yes, union operations are safer.

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ALJ Dismisses Guarding Citations for Lack of Adequate Notice

By Ellen Smith

LTM-Knife River Materials successfully had several guarding citations dismissed by Review Commission ALJ Michael Zielinski, after the judge agreed with the company that MSHA did not give “adequate notice” of guarding requirements at its mobile crusher near Coos Bay, Ore.

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