Safety Law Newsletter – May 2017

May’s Safety Law Newsletter discusses OSHA’s New Silica Rule, MSHA’s outreach focused on miners working alone, NLRB, President Trump’s 10 judicial nominees for federal courts, OSHA, litigation, 2 for 1 order and upcoming talks from Adele Abrams, Diana Schroeher, and Tina Stanczewski, and Michael Peelish. Click here to read the newsletter.

Is Groupthink a Bad Thing or a Good Thing?

What is groupthink?

Groupthink is a way of thinking where members of cohesive groups accept a viewpoint of conclusion that represents a perceived group consensus, whether it is believed to be valid or correct. It can appear efficient because other ideas and opinions are shut down. To learn more about groupthink click here.

It’s Official- 8ft May Not Be Enough

Up until recently, there has been a requirement to guard hazards within a certain height from walking or working surfaces. In the United States the height is 7 feet while in Canada it was 8 feet. In October 2016, the Canadian Regulation CSA Z432-16 was rolled out with many new updates, including an update to…

FMSP Wins 2017 Communicator Award- TCC

Florida Mine Safety Program is honored to have been awarded the 2017 Communicator Award, given by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts! We’ve won with our video entry, “Confined Spaces in Mining—Authorized Attendants and Practical Rescue Plans,” which was produced by Thunder Bay Productions of Atlanta and Lava Post Production of Atlanta. To watch…

2017 Brookword-Sago Grants Awarded

This year, MSHA awarded $250K in Brookword-Sago grants! Each of the five recipients are being given $50K to use towards training programs and materials in order to identify, avoid and prevent unsafe mine working conditions! The recipients of these grants are the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Eastern Community College, Oconee Fall Line Technical…

FMSP Wins 2017 Communicator Award

Florida Mine Safety Program has won the 2017 Communicator Award, given by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts! We’ve won with our video entry, “Confined Spaces in Mining—Authorized Attendants and Practical Rescue Plans,” which was produced by Thunder Bay Productions of Atlanta and Lava Post Production of Atlanta. Check out our award-winning video here,…