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…

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

BASF Global Safety Stand-Down

On April 5, 2017 the Florida Mine Safety Program will be participating in a Global Safety Stand-down to coincide with our annual MSHA refresher. The event will be held at the Florida Public Safety Institute Conference Center in Havana, Florida. The current focus is on integrating life-saving rules and housekeeping components into the annual elements of the…

Welcome the New Pacific Territories

We would like to welcome the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and American Samoa-The Pacific Territories along with the Department of Labor in Guam. The Florida Mine Safety Program is excited to work with them to promote safety in mining.

Annual Day of Mourning for Miners 2017

If you attended our Inaugural Day of Mourning for Miners last year, you know it is a can’t-miss event. Please join us in our second annual event in observance of Workers Memorial Day. A special memorial service consisting of candle lighting and a moment of silence will pay tribute to miners who have been injured,…

Wengyn Named Minerals EHS Specialist

Tiffany A. Wengyn is an employee at The Mosaic Company in Florida and has just accepted a new position as a minerals environmental health and safety specialist at the Four Corners Mine. Her role will focus on safety for the Four Corners field along with mine services and land reclamation projects that may occur at other Mosaic…