Pollution from Florida mining a concern with Hurricane Ian

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The polluted leftovers of Florida’s phosphate fertilizer mining industry, more than 1 billion tons in “stacks” that resemble enormous ponds, are at risk for leaks or other contamination when Hurricane Ian comes ashore in the state, environmental groups say. Florida has 24 such phosphogypsum stacks, most of them concentrated in…

U.S. Department of Labor Provides Coronavirus Resources

The U.S. Department of Labor has provided resources to help workers and employers prepare for and respond to coronavirus. The Mine Safety and Health Administration is working with mine operators during this unprecedented time. Visit https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus and review the “Flexibilities for Mine Operators” section to learn more about revised recertification due dates.

Spirometry and Audiometric Workshops

The University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety are offering respiratory fit tests and audiometric and spirometry workshops! Click here for a full calendar of the available workshops. If interested, sign up here.