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

US Mine Safety and Health Administration announces results of special impact inspections in July 2016

Who:               U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration What:             The Mine Safety and Health Administration announced today that federal inspectors issued 161 citations during special impact inspections conducted at 11 coal mines and six metal and nonmetal mines in July. Where:           MSHA conducted special impact inspections at mines in Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut,…

Safety Law Newsletter – August

Zika Is Now an OSHA Issue By: Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP In August 2016, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed that there are now cases of the Zika virus, which were locally acquired from mosquitoes in the United States in Florida. The spread of the virus domestically at this point may be inevitable,…