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Stay safe on the mine. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) oversees the provisions of the Federal Mine Safety Act of 1977 (Mine Act) to make sure that safety and health standards are maintained. Whether you’re new, experienced or need refresher training, be in compliance with MSHA requirements based on the Title 30 CFR - Part 46 regulations. Here’s what surface miners and surface mining contractors need to know:
Having a new career on the mine?…Continue
Posted by Nikki Ayque on March 3, 2015 at 10:17am
You have the right to a safe workplace -- the reason behind the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act). The law entails that employers provide their workers with workplaces free of hazards. Under the OSH Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) “sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards. OSHA also provides information, training and assistance to employers and workers.”
There are many hazards workers be exposed to. One of the…Continue
Posted by Nikki Ayque on February 26, 2015 at 10:18am
When a fire breaks out in a building, do you expect people there to stop and read long sentences that instruct them how to find safety? Would you do that if there was a devastating fire in the building you are in? Of course not. All you would do is run towards a safe place. So, there’s absolutely no use writing long textual messages for people to make them follow those while escaping fire. Instead, using symbols seem to be a better idea. It will save time and help people understand what to…Continue
Posted by Patrick Bell on January 5, 2015 at 12:49am
Let me introduce myself, my name is Douglas and, save the last few years, I’ve been in mid-level construction management for most of my adult life.
When I first started out Hazard Communications and “Right to Know” were babies too. Even though they had been around for a while I didn’t keep them and I didn’t work on any job that did. No MSDS, no binders, no Hazcom policy…, nothing.
It wasn’t until I worked my way up to the bigger jobs, the 25 and 50 million dollar jobs, before…Continue
Posted by Douglas Beale on December 2, 2014 at 12:35pm
Car owners love their cars and take adequate care of them. But despite that, plenty of auto fire incidents take place around us every day. Car owner’s ignorance and negligence are the main reasons that an overwhelming number of car fire cases are reported each year.
Being a little bit circumspect and prudent could help car owners keep fire risks at bay. All they need to do is follow some tips and guidelines. That’s all! If they manage to follow all the necessary tips, odds of…Continue
Posted by Patrick Bell on December 1, 2014 at 5:18am
Chainsaws are dangerous tools, leading to 36,000 injuries each year.
But knowledge of personal protective equipment and safety procedures can prevent accidents.
This safety-video-chainsaws walks you through the steps for operating chainsaws safely.
Posted by Bethany Carpenter on November 25, 2014 at 12:11pm
Occupational Health and…
Posted by Wayne Harris on November 25, 2014 at 1:21am
According to a study by Siemens Enterprise Communications, a business with 100 employees spends an average of 17 hours a week clarifying communication.
This translates to an annual cost of$528,443 (even higher for larger companies).
Where there are communication barriers, due to people misunderstanding information, there are also productivity losses. The same study found that the cumulative cost per…
Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on November 12, 2014 at 12:33am
Ya gotta watch the video below - turn it up LOUD - then go back to work and think whether…Continue
Posted by David Collins on October 22, 2014 at 5:05pm
Posted by David Collins on October 22, 2014 at 5:03pm