WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that its Mine Safety and Health Administration completed impact inspections at 13 mines in 10 states in October 2023, issuing 215 violations.
PEORIA, Ill. — Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc., a global leader in off-highway haul truck customization, expands its custom engineering portfolio of HiVol® Hard Rock Bodies to include asymmetrical bodies that are optimized for underground environments.
Grants seek to bolster education, training for key risks facing miners WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of $1 million in grants to nine organizations in seven states to support education and training initiatives that will help identify and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around the nation’s mines.
by Matthew Armstrong, MAJOR Business Development Analyst Eager crews sometimes forget that safety and efficiency require a bit of patience. This is especially true when it comes to maintenance tasks, such as screen change-outs. To reduce impacts on productivity, crews feel the need to get repairs done quickly. However, speedy repairs, rather than getting the […]
BinMaster Flow Detect 2000 improves bulk material handling by detecting plugged chutes and clogged or empty conveyors. It can tell you if a slide gate is open or closed. Mounted in a distributor, you will know if material is flowing or not. Prevent cross contamination by knowing flow has completely stopped. Ensure an essential ingredient […]
The new Savox Noise-COM 500 products are top-of-the-line Bluetooth hearing protectors specifically designed for use in extremely harsh, noisy operations. They are suitable, for example, for use in construction, mining, or other heavy industries where using hearing protectors is vital, and the ability to communicate with clarity is of equally high importance. These robust and […]
The construction, agriculture, forestry and mining industries have some of the most dangerous working environments in the world, and every year accidents lead to fatalities and serious injuries. Incidents such as falling from height or being struck by a vehicle make working in these environments a dangerous profession.
by Troy Geisler, vice president of sales and marketing, Talbert Manufacturing Safety on the jobsite is easy to recognize with hardhats, earplugs and blinding neon vests. But beyond the jobsite, when hauling equipment from one location to the next, for instance, how can safety be ensured? It all comes down to the load and the […]
Provides info on safety, health, miners’ worker protections WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its Miner Safety and Health app for iOS and Android devices that provides timely information directly to miners is now available in Spanish.
Provides notifications on mining accidents and how to prevent them WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration today launched an app for use on iPhone and Android devices that will help get timely information directly to miners and members of the mining community.
In order to meet certain regulations, and as a best safety practice, machinery must be prevented from automatically or unintentionally restarting when an unscheduled power interruption occurs. The safety regulations that reference preventing accidental operation can be found in OSHA 1910.217 (b)(8)(ii) and ANSI B11.1-2009 (6)(2)(3). OSHA 1910 Subpart O specifies two categories of machines […]
ROCKFORD, IL— Drills, mills, lathes, grinders, saws and other dangerous machinery can abruptly shut down during operation due to an unscheduled power interruption. When an unintended shutdown takes place, it is critically important that the machine does not automatically restart, catching the operator by surprise and leading to a serious accident.
NEPONSET, IL – The global leader in conveyor accessories and bulk material handling solutions has launched a comprehensive digital educational resource for conveyor operation and safety. The online Foundations™ Learning Center draws from the collective knowledge and expertise gathered over nearly 80 years solving bulk handling challenges. Aimed at apprentice technicians and experienced engineers alike, […]
Winter maintenance tips for screen media by Lars Bräunling, MAJOR director of product technology It’s been a long productive season, and snow and cold are on their way. Whether shutting down for the winter or pressing through, aggregate processing operations must take steps to maintain productivity and minimize maintenance costs: from screen media evaluations and […]
Sandvik Mobile Crushers & Screens have reached a major safety milestone with 1,000 days without a lost time incident. Our employees have worked 2 years, 8 months, and 27 days without any lost time injury, which is a measure of monitoring incidents that result in an employee missing work due to an injury or accident in the workplace. Manufacturing engineering […]
Make sure you are adhering to the agency’s and CDC workplace guidances Source: EHS Today David Sparkman Mar 25, 2021 Employers now find themselves in the crosshairs of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) amped-up enforcement of its COVID-19 guidelines and need to take immediate action to avoid the potential flood of citations and […]
Make sure you are adhering to the agency’s and CDC workplace guidances. Source: EHS Today David Sparkman Employers now find themselves in the crosshairs of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) amped-up enforcement of its COVID-19 guidelines and need to take immediate action to avoid the potential flood of citations and penalties expected to […]
Because of their size, speed and high-horsepower drive motors, conveyors pose a number of risks to personnel working on or near them. In addition to all of the physical danger zones, when an injury occurs, “fault” is often attributed to injured workers’ actions or inactions. However, safety experts point out that injuries generally occur due […]
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued stronger worker safety guidance to help mine operators and mine workers implement a coronavirus protection program and better identify risks that could lead to exposure. The Mine Safety and Health Administration’s “Protecting Miners: MSHA Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19” provides updated guidance and recommendations, […]
10 million counterfeit masks already have been seized by the government. Source: EHS Today David Sparkman Feb 18, 2021 News recently surfaced that the federal and state governments are grappling with a massive counterfeiting ring that managed to distribute at least 10 million fake 3M N95 masks throughout at least five states—and those are just […]
“Optimistically, I believed that all of us in the contract and construction industry considered safety as the single most important issue. That safety tops profitability and efficiency,” Stig Engström, owner and founder of Engcon. Unfortunately, the reality is different. In 2020, 30 people were injured at work in Sweden, which is proof that we have […]
Source: EHS Today As a reminder, OSHA’s civil penalty amounts for workplace safety and health violations will increase slightly effective tomorrow in accordance with cost-of-living adjustments for 2021. These penalty levels apply to any violations assessed after Jan. 15. OSHA’s maximum penalty for willful or repeated violations will increase from $134,937 to $136,532 per violation. […]
Source: Safety Law Matters By Brittany Falkowski, Jenna Brofsky, Timothy A. Hilton & Avi Meyerstein on December 18, 2020 Posted in Compliance tips, MSHA, OSHA As vaccines roll out, employers have been asking how to prepare and whether they can mandate vaccination for their employees. This week the EEOC released fresh guidance, confirming that mandates […]
Caterpillar is collaborating with Guardhat to offer their proven safety solutions to surface mining operations through Cat® dealers. The two companies are also developing a new system, Cat Connected Worker, which will use wearables to provide added protection for people. The new system will also deliver event-based monitoring and mapping to aid analysis and enhancement […]