Category Archives: Safety

Nominees for safety agencies OSHA and FMSHRC sent back to the Senate. Will they pass (and when)?

Source: Safety Law Matters By Avi Meyerstein on January 24, 2019 POSTED IN MSHA, OSHA The White House has re-nominated several safety agency nominees, whose nominations expired when the last Congress adjourned. These include Scott Mugno, nominated to serve as OSHA’s leader, and three nominees to be judges on the Federal Mine Safety and Health […]

U.S. Department of Labor publishes new FAQ on controlling silica in general industry

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has posted new frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the agency’s standard for respirable crystalline silica in general industry. OSHA developed the FAQs in consultation with industry and union stakeholders to provide guidance to employers and employees on the standard’s requirements, such […]

2019 OHSA initiatives and important dates

Key OSHA Dates OSHA has released important dates for compliance assistance and outreach. Check out the list below to remain informed in 2019!

U.S. mining fatalities in 2018 were second lowest on record

ARLINGTON, VA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reports that 27 mining fatalities occurred in 2018 – the second lowest number ever recorded. Eighteen fatalities occurred at surface operations; nine occurred in underground mines. Approximately 250,000 miners work across 12,000 U.S. metal/nonmetal mines, and 83,000 miners work in the nation’s […]

CEMEX USA 2019 Safety Week highlights ongoing dedication to Zero4Life

CEMEX USA continued its dedication to improving workplace safety and employee health by starting the new year with Safety Week 2019, an annual company-wide initiative focused on achieving Zero4Life at its hundreds of facilities across the United States. To begin the annual event, operations at CEMEX USA plants and facilities stopped for 60-90 minutes Monday, […]