FMSP Wins 2017 Communicator Award- TCC

Florida Mine Safety Program is honored to have been awarded the 2017 Communicator Award, given by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts! We’ve won with our video entry, “Confined Spaces in Mining—Authorized Attendants and Practical Rescue Plans,” which was produced by Thunder Bay Productions of Atlanta and Lava Post Production of Atlanta. To watch…

2017 Brookword-Sago Grants Awarded

This year, MSHA awarded $250K in Brookword-Sago grants! Each of the five recipients are being given $50K to use towards training programs and materials in order to identify, avoid and prevent unsafe mine working conditions! The recipients of these grants are the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Eastern Community College, Oconee Fall Line Technical…

FMSP Wins 2017 Communicator Award

Florida Mine Safety Program has won the 2017 Communicator Award, given by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts! We’ve won with our video entry, “Confined Spaces in Mining—Authorized Attendants and Practical Rescue Plans,” which was produced by Thunder Bay Productions of Atlanta and Lava Post Production of Atlanta. Check out our award-winning video here,…

Safety is a Team Sport. The Power of a Team.

This month, Safety Products, Inc.’s Safety Matters newsletter focuses on team effort. The topic is “Safety is a Team Sport. The Power of a Team.” In this edition, Carl Potter (CSP, CMC) discusses types of teams, safety in teams, leadership of teams and all other things teams! He also asks, “Is the team of people…

MSHA’s Most-Cited Standards and How to Avoid Them

MSHA held an important webinar on Wednesday, May 17—Nick Scala (Co-Chair of MSHA’s Safety Practice Group) led the webinar on the topic of MSHA’s Most-Cited Standards and How to Avoid Them! Participants learned about MSHA’s most-cited standards for various industry sectors, as well as mining subgroup-specific enforcement tendencies. To learn more about the webinar series,…

Safety Law Newsletter- April

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) final rule on occupational exposure to crystalline silica in construction, published on March 25, 2016, established a new permissible exposure limit (PEL) and contained several other significant requirements pertaining to both construction and to general industry/maritime. Read More

MSHA Quarterly Training Call

Tune in Tuesday April 25, 2017, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET for a Mine Safety and Health Administration Quarterly Training Call. During the call, MSHA will review fatalities, as well as near misses, that occurred in coal, metal and nonmetal mines since January 2017.  In particular, MSHA will discuss those fatal accidents that…

Safety Law Newsletter-March

The Protecting America’s Workers Act (H.R. 914 – PAW Act) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on February 7, 2017. The Democratic-sponsored bill was referred to the Education & Workforce Committee pending further consideration. Read More