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Illumagear’s Halo Makes Safety More Visible

The Halo is a Personal Active Safety System from Illumagear that attaches to any hard hat and produces a ring of light around the wearer enabling him or her to see and be seen in all directions at all times.

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MSHA Reports Year’s First Fatalities

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Jan. 5, a 55-year-old contract miner received fatal injuries when he was pinned between a pneumatically powered air lock equipment door and the concrete rib barrier located near the shaft bottom.

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Pure Safety Group Unveils Two Next Generation Harnesses

Pure Safety Group (PSG) unveiled two new products to complete its Series line-up of three Guardian Fall Protection safety harnesses, with applications for keeping workers at height safe in many real-life work scenario. All harnesses meet government standards, exceed ANSI standards and are pending CSA certification.

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MSHA Launches Fire Suppression Safety Initiative

During a recent quarterly stakeholder call, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced a new “Fire Suppression Safety Initiative” (FSS) to ensure that fire suppression systems on mobile equipment are in working order and capable of extinguishing equipment fires. The initiative appears to involve educating operators about FSS, including proper inspections and maintenance, as well as stepping up related enforcement, according to Avi Meyerstein of Husch Blackwell’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team.

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