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…

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…

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…