In this month’s training call you will find information on training materials, near fatal accidents and near-misses from both the coal mining industry and metal/nonmetal. To access the full training call, click here.
Despite repeated fires started by hot work and an NFPA standard on safe hot work practices—NFPA 51B, Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work, which was first issued in 1962—hot work–related blasts and blazes continue to occur. According to the NFPA report “Structure Fires Started by Hot Work,” issued last September, fire departments…
One of the most significant negatives of groupthink is the tendency to alienate those who are not a part of a certain group. An aspect related to groupthink is multiple generations; multi-generational workplaces are the norm. To learn more about how to work effectively in a multi-generational setting, click here.
A lack of understanding OSHA’s machine guarding regulations continues to make machine safeguarding one of OSHA’s Top 10 violations. We often hear “our equipment is old and has been grandfathered so it doesn’t need guarding”. While this may seem logical, it is simply not true. Up until the late 1970’s, OSHA did have a few…
June’s Safety Law Newsletter discusses the withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on joint employment and independent contractors, ways to eliminate coal mining fatalities and coal impoundment in construction, a review of commission cases that raise questions over the multi-employer citation policy, rock climbing gyms and seeking OSHA compliance…
Recent coal-mining deaths have prompted the Mine Safety and Health Administration to launch a voluntary “training assistance initiative” for miners with less than one year of experience in mining or in their current job, MSHA has announced. To read more, click here.
In this edition of the Florida Mine Safety Program e-newsletter, you’ll find information about our 2017 Communicator Award winning video, a thank you to our video contributors, a recap of the Southern Regional Mine Rescue Contest, upcoming mine rescue contests, new training courses, a tour of the Florida Public Safety Institute… Read Full E-Newsletter
Wellmore Coal Co.’s Red Team took top honors in last week’s 31st annual Governor’s Cup Mine Rescue and Safety Contest, held on the campus of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. To read the full article, click here.
Join Michael Peelish, attorney and mining engineer with the law offices of Adele Abrams P.C. June 14 for a live webinar discussing new compliance regulations under OSHA’s final silica rule. Click here to access the webinar.
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.