In 2020, the U.S. mining industry reported its sixth consecutive year with fewer than 30 fatalities, according to a recent U.S. Department of Labor news release. Among those fatalities, there were five that occurred in coal mines, which was a historic low. The decline shows a significant downward trend largely attributed to safety education efforts […]

Welcome to the March edition of CORESafety TV — the online video program from the National Mining Association. This is National Ladder Safety Month as designated by the American Ladder Institute. It’s the fifth anniversary of their efforts to make people more aware of the hazards that can be associated with ladders when they’re used […]

It’s important to make sure that machine guards at your mine sites are properly designed, in order to lessen the hazardous risks they may bring. Each year, there are more than 18,000 workdays lost* because of incidents and injuries involving machine guards. Here’s a downloadable safety infographic about this topic from NIOSH for you to […]

Welcome to the February edition of CORESafety TV — the online video program from the National Mining Association. One of the greatest hazards in mining is the exposure of miners to elevated levels of toxic aerosols, including respirable dust, diesel particulate matter and crystalline silica. Two types of monitoring – personal and environmental – are often used to measure and […]

Welcome to the January 2021 edition of CORESafety TV — the online video program from the National Mining Association. Last month we told you about the innovative COVID-19 strategy that Coeur Mining implemented throughout 2020 to help protect its miners. The company formed an internal multi-disciplinary committee to tackle the challenges head-on, making it possible to effectively test employees for possible exposure and […]

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