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An Interview with Maryann D’Alessandro and Bob Stein, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory January 15, 2020 was the 100-year anniversary of the first time an air respirator was ever approved for use by the U.S. Bureau of Mines. Since then, there have been many significant strides made in the development of new escape respirators, as […]

Welcome to the December edition of CORESafety TV — the online video program from the National Mining Association. In 1919, the U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) launched the first Respirator Certification Program. Just a few months later, on January 15, 1920, the USBM actually certified the first air respirator. In recognition of the 100-year anniversary […]

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 […]

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