MSHA 2016 Preliminary Fatality Data

The Mine Safety and Health Administration released preliminary data noting the amount of mining-related deaths in 2016. This is the lowest number of mining-related deaths ever recorded and is only the second year that the number has dropped below 30. Learn More

Improvements in Mine Rescue Readiness

Since 2010, MSHA has been upgrading and modernizing it’s mine emergency equipment. With new groundbreaking developments, mine safety is becoming more and more efficient. MSHA held a demonstration of the new tools at the Pittsburgh Safety and Health Technology Center. Learn More

December 2016

Happy Holidays from the Florida Mine Safety Program! In this edition, you’ll find information about Master Corporal Sue Barge and the Impairment in the Workplace: Preventing Injury and Death session, Southeast Mine Safety and Health Conference recap, Sam’s Corner, Advisory Board Spotlight, National Miner’s Day and the 2016 MSHA Webinar Series. Read Full E-Newsletter

Safety Law Newsletter – December

OSHA/MSHA Forecast 2017: What Now!?! By: Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP – The dust has barely settled from the most contentious presidential election in history, and it is clear that big changes are in store for regulation and enforcement by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) in the next four years. Under President Obama,…

National Miner’s Day

On Dec. 6 we recognize National Miner’s Day. This day marks the anniversary of the worst mining accident in history on Dec. 6, 1907, in Monogah, West Virginia. The disaster resulted in the deaths of 362 miners. In 2009, Congress proclaimed that each Dec. 6 would be recognized as National Miner’s Day. This is a reminder of…

November Contact Safety

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls Slips, trips and falls are the number one cause of injuries in the workplace. According to 2010 data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), slips, trips and falls accounted for approximately 25% of lost time injuries. (Cani, 2012) Since 2012, Metal/Non-metal mines in the U.S. have experienced 12…

October Contact Safety

Hand/Power Tool Safety Hand tools and power tools have played an important role throughout human history.  They have become commonplace in our daily lives and are present in just about every occupational setting to include mining.  In addition, many of these same tools can be found in most of our homes.  While these tools serve…