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MSHA Scofflaw Program Reclaims Unpaid Safety and Health Fines

Seven months after taking action to strengthen enforcement efforts regarding delinquent fines and mine violations, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that 49 mine operators have either taken steps to enter into payment agreements or satisfied their delinquent debts, resulting in $5.2 million in recovered fines.

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MSHA Starts Enforcing Workplace Examinations Rule

On Oct. 1, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) began actively enforcing the new requirements under the Workplace Examinations Rule that technically went into effect on June 2, 2018.

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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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Aggregates Operations Honored With Sentinels of Safety Award

The National Mining Association (NMA) honored 20 American mining operations – six coal mines and 14 mineral/metal mines – for their safety performance in 2017.

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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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