Category Archives: Safety

Call for speakers: Safety Leadership Conference

Share your knowledge, expertise, and experience. The Safety Leadership Conference is designed to share best safety practices with companies hoping to achieve world-class safety. Attendees learn from industry experts on how to create a world-class working environment for their employees. The three-day learning and networking experience showcasing keynote speakers and 24 sessions across five learning […]

U.S. Department of Labor announces reforms to ensure mine operators meet benefits obligations

U.S. Department of Labor announces reforms to ensure mine operators meet benefits obligations

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) has taken steps to reform the self-insurance process for coal mine operators to better support the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund. The Black Lung Benefits Act requires each coal mine operator to secure the payment of its potential benefits liability by […]

RAM, Inc.’s enhanced blasting and explosives safety training (BEST) course 
adds deteriorated explosives safe handling instructions 


RAM, Inc.’s enhanced blasting and explosives safety training (BEST) course 
adds deteriorated explosives safe handling instructions 


RAM, Inc.’s 2020 enhanced BEST Course will be held at the South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City, SD, from Wednesday, Sept. 9 through Friday, Sept. 11. Building on a solid foundation of explosives regulatory, technology and application sessions, this year’s course features instructions on hazard recognition posed by deteriorated explosives. All course attendees […]

OSHA sets focus on silica enforcement

OSHA sets focus on silica enforcement

Agency revises National Emphasis Program to further target high-risk industries. Stefanie Valentic Feb 07, 2020 With OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica (RCS) standards now in full effect for the general, maritime and construction industries, the agency has announced a revision to its National Emphasis Program (NEP). The adjustments to the directive were enacted in an effort to […]

Safe confined space entry for chutes, silos and hoppers

Safe confined space entry for chutes, silos and hoppers

An estimated 7% of the U.S. fatalities recorded by MSHA between 1995 and 2011 occurred in a confined space. To reduce that number, conveyor operators are wise to understand exactly how a confined space is defined, and to consider what they can do to prevent serious injuries. Many factors can cause bulk materials to adhere […]