Is Groupthink a Bad Thing or a Good Thing?

What is groupthink? Groupthink is a way of thinking where members of cohesive groups accept a viewpoint of conclusion that represents a perceived group consensus, whether it is believed to be valid or correct. It can appear efficient because other ideas and opinions are shut down. To learn more about groupthink click here.

It’s Official- 8ft May Not Be Enough

Up until recently, there has been a requirement to guard hazards within a certain height from walking or working surfaces. In the United States the height is 7 feet while in Canada it was 8 feet. In October 2016, the Canadian Regulation CSA Z432-16 was rolled out with many new updates, including an update to…

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…

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

March 2017

Happy March! In this edition of the Florida Mine Safety Program e-newsletter, you’ll find information about Amy Post, new training courses, the new Pacific territories, upcoming 2017 events, Sam’s Corner, Advisory Board Spotlight, the State of Nevada contact safety newsletter and the Simformotion Scholarship opportunity. Read Full E-Newsletter