December 2017

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, photos from the recent Southeast Mine Safety and Health Conference, our advisory board spotlights and more. Read Full E-Newsletter

MSHA Awards TCC Federal Grant For Mining Safety Courses

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently awarded Tallahassee Community College (TCC) with a $160,297 grant, as part of a federal effort to reduce mining accidents, injuries and illnesses by supporting mining safety and health courses. Congratulations, TCC! For more information, read the full article below. MSHA Awards $10.5 Million…

MNM Fatalgram Posted

On October 17, 2017, in Idaho, a miner was fatally injured while operating a bulldozer on a downward slope. While pushing overburden to a rock bench below the top of the pit, he was ejected from the cab and run over by the left track. The machine continued to tram over the edge of the…

October 2017

In this edition of the Florida Mine Safety Program e-newsletter, you’ll find the new preview video for Florida’s Inaugural Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition, information on the upcoming Southeast Mine Safety and Health Conference, our advisory board spotlight on Grace Holden of Komatsu Mining Corp. and more. Read Full E-Newsletter

Safety Law Newsletter – September 2017

September’s Safety Law Newsletter covers the following topics: Adele L. Abrams wins the Distinguished Service to Safety Award; OSHA will provide guidance and assistance for the first 30 days of enforcement to ensure compliance to its crystalline silica rule; the beryllium final rule for shipyards and construction reduces OSHA’s beryllium exposure limits; President Trump appoints…

MNM Fatalgram Posted

On September 5, 2017, a 20-year old plant operator with 23 weeks of experience was fatally injured at a sand and gravel mine. The victim was performing maintenance on a belt conveyor when he became entangled in the tail pulley. Best Practices Establish policies and procedures for conducting specific tasks on belt conveyors. Before beginning…

Safety Law Newsletter – August 2017

August’s Safety Law Newsletter covers the following topics: the House Appropriations Committee voted to approve the FY 2018 appropriations package, which includes funding for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); the U.S. District Court considers the Department of Justice’s…

Lunch and Learn with the Safety Alliance

The Safety Alliance is now scheduling Lunch and Learn courses each month, in addition to its monthly meetings. On their event signup page, you can view which courses will be offered and request particular topics to be covered. The courses are offered in different locations and cover essential safety training topics. Sign up and view…