The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released a presentation that was recently shared during the June 9, 2021 Stakeholder Meeting. The document is entitled “CY2021 MSHA Fatalities” and includes statistics for the first five months of 2021. Seven of the 15 reported fatalities during that period involved powered haulage accidents. There is a […]

Welcome to the June edition of CORESafety TV — the online video program from the National Mining Association. Technically speaking, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones can be flown inside contained areas like underground mines. Metal and non-metal mining operations are using drones in increasing numbers these days. Surface mines are especially seeing a lot […]

If you’re a miner who has to work on, near or around a belt conveyor, it’s important to always be aware of the hazards that you might run across. A significant number of injuries and fatalities over the last few years have occurred when miners were working in the proximity of moving conveyors, while some […]

Welcome to the May edition of CORESafety TV — the online video program from the National Mining Association. While it’s obvious that CORESafety is an effective safety and health management system for many large American mining operations, it’s also proving to be beneficial to at least one smaller “start-up” project – Twin Metals Minnesota.  Twin Metals Minnesota is a […]

Welcome to the April edition of CORESafety TV — the online video program from the National Mining Association. Mining companies that employ CORESafety as their safety and health management system can become “certified” after they’ve completed all 20 modules in the program and have been reviewed and approved by an independent third-party consultant. Three years later, those same companies are required to go through another third-party review in order […]

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