Safety Law Newsletter - May 2018

Simformotion LLC Announces 2018-2019 Scholarship Opportunity

To support careers in heavy equipment operation, construction management, mining engineering, forestry and more, Simformotion LLC announces an academic collegiate scholarship opportunity for the 2018-2019 school year. A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in an accredited heavy-equipment-related program at an institution that utilizes Cat Simulators as part of their training program.…

Safety Law Newsletter - May 2018

MSHA Quarterly Stakeholder/Training Call Recap

On Monday, April 30 at 1 p.m. ET, MSHA hosted their Quarterly Stakeholder/Training Call. This quarter’s call focused on haulage safety. Click here to review the ideas submitted by stakeholders to improve safety in powered haulage and click here to read a full recap of the contents of the call.    

Safety Law Newsletter - May 2018

MNM Serious Accident Alert

Surface – Sand and Gravel  On April 14, 2017, an excavator operator was trapped in the cab for several minutes after material from a bank fell engulfing the excavator. The miner suffered injuries to his arm. Best Practices • Train all persons to recognize adverse conditions and environmental factors that can decrease highwall stability and…

Alternative Case Resolution Workshop

The Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) Alternative Case Resolution Initiative (ACRI) is a program in which ACRI-trained, non-attorney MSHA specialists resolve or try selected enforcement disputes with mine operators arising from citations under the Mine Act. ACRI generally applies to cases in which the aggregate penalty does not exceed $2500, and where no disabling or…

January 2018

In this edition of the Florida Mine Safety Program e-newsletter, you’ll find information on Florida’s Inaugural Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition, including competition resources and FAQ’s, a save the date for the upcoming Miners’ Memorial Breakfast, our advisory board spotlights and more. Read Full E-Newsletter

Surface Mine Rescue Competition Participants & Winners

Congratulations to the Vulcan Materials (Black) team for winning the overall trophy for our Inaugural Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition! Miners, emergency responders and safety workers convened at the Florida Public Safety Institute, in Havana, Fla., on Feb. 26 through March 1 to participate in the Inaugural Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and…