Fall Protection

Fall Protection By:  The Mine Safety Institute, Part 46 New Miner Training & Annual Refresher Training A Small Fall Is A BIG Deal No height is exempt from warranting fall protection. On the mine site, even a small fall can lead to serious injury and big falls often mean death. Using correctly fitting fall protection …

Women & PPE

Women & PPE By:  The Mine Safety Institute, Part 46 New Miner Training Women & PPE For Surface Miners One Size PPE Does NOT Fit All. Women are a steadily increasing demographic in the mining industry. Often times women are given smaller men’s sizes, but PPE requires a very precise fit to work properly and …

Welding & Fire Hazards

Cutting metal with plasma equipment
Welding & Fire Safety - At Surface Mines By:  The Mine Safety Institute, Task Training Special Safety Precautions To Prevent Fires Caused By Welding Welding Is, In Essence, Fabricating Metal Structures With Fire. Making sure those sparks go only where you intended is not possible, so preventing stray sparks and slag from igniting you and …

Man Lift Safety

Man Lift Safety By:  The Mine Safety Institute, Part 46 New Miner Training Man Lift Safety For Surface Miners Man Lifts Not Drops Cherry pickers, aerial lifts, bucket lifts.......man lifts have a lot of aliases but the dangers in using them remain the same. The outcome of an accident with a man lift is generally …

U.S. Mining Fatalities in 2018 Were Second Lowest on Record

U.S. Mining Fatalities in 2018 Information
The Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) reports there are close to 250,000 miners work in 12,000 metal/nonmetal mines, and 83,000 miners work in 1,200 across the United States. In these operations, 27 fatalities occurred in 2018 - the second lowest number ever recorded. 18 fatalities occurred at surface operations, 9 fatalities took place at underground …