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As Mine Safety Improves, MSHA Targets Remaining Causes of Fatalities

Mine safety in the United States has improved tremendously in the last few decades, thanks to the combined efforts of miners, mine operators, equipment manufacturers, and regulatory and enforcement agencies such as ours – the Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

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Virginia Recognizes Quarries for Safety and Reclamation

Virginia’s mineral-mining industry recognized mining operations for an exemplary safety record and for outstanding reclamation of mined land during 2017. The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) and the Virginia Transportation and Construction Alliance (VTCA) award mines and miners annually for outstanding work in these areas. 

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Safety

Only When Employees Feel Supported Will They Step Up and Say or Do Something if They Observe an Unsafe Situation or Behavior.

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Missouri Quarries Launch Target Zero Safety Program

Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA) members Capital Quarries and Capital Materials, divisions of Farmer Holding Co. (FHC), recently launched a new safety program, Target Zero, at their sites across Missouri. The program focuses on preventing complacency and reminds employees they have choices to make when ensuring their own and other employees safety. 

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Cemex Invests in New Safety Technology Company

Cemex Ventures announced that it has invested in PRYSMEX, a Mexico-based startup that offers a solution capable of detecting and helping to prevent workplace accidents through the Internet of Things and real-time data collection.

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