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…

Southeast Mine Safety and Health Conference 2017

The 12th Annual Southeast Mine Safety & Health Conference will take place November 1-3 in Birmingham, AL, with a pre-conference workshop on October 31. Strengthen safety and health core values at the conference by participating in the Kid’s Chance Charity Dinner Auction, Golf Outing, door prizes, exhibits, awards and more. Register for this event on…

SME Florida Conference 2017

This two-day conference in Lakeland, Florida, October 11-12, 2017, will feature a full technical program focused on mining, chemical processing, reclamation, environment, safety and public relations. With a full technical program, featuring 40 different presentations, these two days will be filled with several educational opportunities. The exhibit hall with 80 exhibit spaces will host luncheons…

MNM Serious Accident Alert

Miners were working to unplug a crusher and after the obstruction was cleared, the crusher still would not turn. A miner attempted to manually turn the crusher rotor with a pry bar when his foot was caught in the moving part. Coworkers helped to free him and he was transported him to a local hospital…

Fatalgram Posted

On July 27, 2017, in Arizona, a miner was fatally injured when his light-duty truck was run over by a haul truck. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Best Practices ·  Do not park smaller vehicles in a large truck’s potential path of movement. ·  Before moving mobile equipment, be certain no one…

Tallahassee SAFE Charter Meeting

UPDATE 9/5: SAFE MEETING CANCELED DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA, WE ARE CANCELING OUR SEPTEMBER 7TH TALLAHASSEE SAFETY ALLIANCE CHARTER MEETING. We will send a notification when this meeting is rescheduled. Please take the necessary precautions to prepare for this storm. Visit our website for hurricane information. www.safetyalliance.org   On Thursday, September 7, 2017, Tallahassee SAFE…