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CORESafety TV (March  2020):  National Ladder Safety Month Welcome to the March 2020 edition of NMA’s CORESafety TV – the only online video series dedicated to safety in mining. The National Mining Association is following the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic closely and will be providing information as this unique and challenging situation continues to evolve. In the […]

Deadline Extended on Diesel Exhaust RFI Until September 25, 2020 The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has extended the comment period for information being collected on the effects and dangers of diesel exhaust.  The Request for Information (RFI) on Exposure of Underground Miners to Diesel Exhaust was first published on June 8, 2016. The extended […]

CORESafety TV (February  2020): New Partnership Focuses on Protecting Miners’ Health from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica Welcome to the February edition of CORESafety TV — the online video program from the National Mining Association. On February 5, 2020, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) met […]

Reinforced Safety Messages Are Making A Measurable Difference in Mining Operations Welcome to the January edition of CORESafety TV — the online video program from the National Mining Association. It appears safety messages that are being communicated through Safety and Health Management Systems like CORESafety may really be getting through to American miners. When any […]

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 […]

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