Thank You to Marcie Goodman and the Cal/OSHA Team

    We would like to give a special thank you to Ms. Marcie Goodman of the Cal/OSHA, State of California Department of Industrial Relations. Ms. Goodman, along with her team, produced the “Low Voltage Safety and Miners’ Rights and Responsibilities” video that the Florida Mine Safety Program (FMSP) distributed at our TRAM Conference booth.…

Safety Law Newsletter - May 2018

Hurricane Michael Recovery

Throughout the Florida Panhandle, many are still coping with the effects of Hurricane Michael. The Florida Mine Safety Program understands just how difficult these circumstances may be on the community, so we have compiled a few resources for those in need along with organizations that are working to support the Florida Panhandle during this time.…

Safety Law Newsletter - May 2018

FPSI’s 10th Annual Instructor Training Seminar Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to Hurricane Michael, the Florida Public Safety Institute’s (FPSI) 10th Annual Instructor Training Seminar, originally scheduled for this week on Oct. 14-19, has been cancelled. For those who registered and paid for the seminar, a credit will be issued toward the next scheduled event in 2019. There will not be any refunds. The…

Safety Law Newsletter - May 2018

MSHA Quarterly Stakeholder Call – October 16 at 11 a.m

The Mine Safety and Health Administration’s Quarterly Stakeholder Call will be on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 11 a.m. to noon, Eastern Time. Assistant Secretary David G. Zatezalo will open the call with remarks about recent developments at MSHA, and will be available for questions at the close. Topics for this call include: Vehicle fire safety,…

MNM Fatality Report

OVERVIEW On March 14, 2018, a miner sustained a fatal injury to his head while installing discharge chutes on the screen deck. The suspended chute shifted striking him. BEST PRACTICES Stay clear of a suspended load. Follow proper rigging procedures when lifting loads. Establish safe work procedures and identify and remove hazards before beginning repair…

Safety Law Newsletter - May 2018

Notice of Public Stakeholder Meetings

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has published the dates and locations of six public stakeholder meetings and one Webinar. The information for each meeting is listed below.   Date/Time Location Contact Number August 7, 2018 9 a.m. Central Time Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr., Blvd. N., Birmingham, Alabama 35203 205-324-5000      …