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…

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.

First Mining Fatality of 2017

On January 25, 2017, a miner was found in an underground limestone mine after failing to exit the mine at the end of the shift.  The miner was located under material that had fallen from the rib in an area of the mine that had been barricaded to prevent entry due to bad roof and…

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,…