Arlington, VA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit on Jan. 25 rejected two challenges from coal industry groups about a Mine Safety and Health Administration final rule intended to lower miner exposure to coal mine dust.
Arlington, VA – Three coal mining deaths occurred during the first three weeks of 2016, the highest number to occur in that time period since January 2006, according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
Washington – Rubber-type hoses used in deluge-type water spray and water sprinkler systems could pose safety hazards and are not as effective as steel piping, according to a new safety alert from the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
Washington – OSHA continues to lack means to measure the effectiveness of its programs and struggles with how best to use its limited resources, according to a report from the Department of Labor Office of Inspector General.
Washington – Incorrect telephone numbers in mine emergency response plans could hinder rescue operations, according to an alert memorandum issued Oct. 9 by the Department of Labor Office of Inspector General.
Arlington, VA – The Mine Safety and Health Administration is scheduled to host four stakeholder meetings in October about its proposed rule that would require underground coal mine operators to equip coal hauling machines and scoops with proximity detection technology.