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Brake Violation Not S&S, But Imminent Danger Order Upheld

By Ellen Smith

ALJ Richard Manning reduced a penalty for a brake violation under §56.14101(a)(1) while upholding an imminent danger order for the same violation. He also increased a second penalty for a parking violation under §56.14107 taking into consideration that the safety violation was committed by two management employees.

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Principle Number Six: Not Here, Not Now, Not Me

By Randy K. Logsdon

This is the sixth in a series of six columns exploring traditional principles of safety.” – Ed.

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Lafarge Participates in River Cleanup

Lafarge North America employees volunteered for a Living Lands and Waters river cleanup of the Des Plains River in Channahon, Ill., near the Lafarge U.S. Joliet Quarry.Lafarge North America employees volunteered for a Living Lands and Waters river cleanup of the Des Plains River in Channahon, Ill., near the Lafarge U.S. Joliet Quarry. The effort was part of the company’s national commitment to the organization. Earlier this summer, Living Lands and Waters also received a $20,000 donation on behalf of Lafarge U.S. and its employees.

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Maybe More Penalties?

There Are a Number of Concerns with MSHA’s Proposed Part 100 Overhaul.

By Breyana A. Penn

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July Construction Rises; Highways Down

New Construction Starts Climbed 6 Percent, But Highway Work Took An Alarming Hit.

By Mark S. Kuhar

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