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MSHA Releases Detailed COVID-19 Guidance



New MSHA guidance seeks to mitigate, prevent viral spread at mining sites WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor issued today 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 […]

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Fatal U.S. Mining Accidents Dropped in 2019



Respirable Quartz and Dust Fell to All-Time Low ARLINGTON, VA – There were 24 mining fatalities in the U.S. in 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reports. This is the fewest annual fatalities ever recorded, and only the fifth year in MSHA’s 43-year history that mining fatalities were below 30. MSHA […]