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Six of the 20 American mining companies that received NMA’s Sentinels of Safety Awards last week are currently implementing CORESafety in their operations.  Of those, four of the six have been independently certified as having successfully completed all 20 of CORESafety’s modules. The full roster of Sentinels of Safety honorees was comprised of six coal mines and 14 […]

The Importance of Underground Communications and Electronic Tracking in Mining Welcome to the November edition of CORESafety TV — the online video program from the National Mining Association. In 2006, the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act was passed as the direct result of three major underground mining accidents in the U.S. One of its requirements is for […]

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 […]

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