Electrical accidents are one of the leading causes of mining fatalities and yet many workers fail to realize the dangers they pose on the job. In August and September 2019 alone, there were three fatalities caused by electrical accidents according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).  Coal mining has higher electrical injury rates than non-coal […]

Dangers of Hearing Loss in Mining And What You Can Do Welcome to the October edition of CORESafety TV — the online video program from the National Mining Association. Nearly 1 out of 4 mining workers experience job-related hearing loss, according to a recent study released by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Researchers analyzed 1.9 million U.S. […]

If you’re working at what’s known as a “hot” work site, you should always be aware of the dangers of heat stress and what it can do to you. A hot work site is a location where any combination of air temperature, humidity, radiation and wind speed exceeds a wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) of 79°F (26°C). These factors can help […]

How to Address Risk Management In Your Mining Operations Welcome to the September edition of CORESafety TV — the online video program from the National Mining Association. Risk management is the term that describes the coordinated activities an organization uses to assess and control risk. CORESafety considers the risk management process to be necessary if you want […]

Industrial hygiene is a term that directly relates to having a healthy workplace.  The objective of the industrial hygiene profession in mining, as well as other industries, is to prevent job-related illnesses in the workplace. In CORESafety’s Module #13 (Occupational Health), you can find a section that addresses this topic. In addition, our latest infographic identifies the four basic principles […]

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