Welcome the New Pacific Territories

We would like to welcome the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and American Samoa-The Pacific Territories along with the Department of Labor in Guam. The Florida Mine Safety Program is excited to work with them to promote safety in mining.

Annual Day of Mourning for Miners 2017

If you attended our Inaugural Day of Mourning for Miners last year, you know it is a can’t-miss event. Please join us in our second annual event in observance of Workers Memorial Day. A special memorial service consisting of candle lighting and a moment of silence will pay tribute to miners who have been injured,…

First Mining Fatality of 2017

On January 25, 2017, a miner was found in an underground limestone mine after failing to exit the mine at the end of the shift.  The miner was located under material that had fallen from the rib in an area of the mine that had been barricaded to prevent entry due to bad roof and…

January 2017

Happy New Year from the Florida Mine Safety Program! In this edition, you’ll find information about Tiffany Wengyn, our new intern Cheyenne Heaser, new training courses, Sam’s Corner, Advisory Board Spotlight, MSHA 2016 Preliminary Fatality Data and the January Safety Law Newsletter from the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams. Read Full E-Newsletter

Wengyn Named Minerals EHS Specialist

Tiffany A. Wengyn is an employee at The Mosaic Company in Florida and has just accepted a new position as a minerals environmental health and safety specialist at the Four Corners Mine. Her role will focus on safety for the Four Corners field along with mine services and land reclamation projects that may occur at other Mosaic…

MSHA Holds Fourth Quarter Conference Call

Sam Pierce, SE District Stakeholder, holds quarterly conference calls. In the latest call, he addressed the best practices for avoiding injury on various job sites. He also included the number a fatalities in metal and nonmetal mines, and the serious injuries that occurred during the quarter. Included in the the discussion was a MSHA hazard…

Safety Law Newsletter-January

On December 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda, covering its agencies including the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA). Read More