Mine Safety Statistics

March 25, 2019

Mining is one of the most hazardous industries as it has to be performed under potentially unsafe and unhealthy conditions even with substantial technological improvements. The mine fatality rate which was at its peak during 1908 has been significantly reduced with the new technological developments and effective safety measures. According to mining safety statistics from […]

It’s the Little Things

March 18, 2019

Wheel chocks safety is established by more than just OSHA, the US government’s main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety administration. MSHA, the US Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration, also has rules in place to help prevent accidents and fatalities from occurring on the job, specifically at above ground and […]

Top 10 Mining Disasters

March 11, 2019

Mining is a dangerous industry and has resulted in thousands of deaths caused by a variety of hazards including coal dust explosions, methane gas, rock falls and carbon monoxide poisoning as well as long term health problems such as black lung. These are the top ten mining disasters as determined by the number of fatalities, […]

4 Must Haves in Construction Safety Gear

March 04, 2019

Hard hats- Prevention of head injuries is important in every safety program. How does a hard hat provide protection? It can shield your head (scalp), face, neck and shoulders from a falling object, splashes, spills and drips…

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