Welding & Fire Hazards

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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 …

Workplace Exam Standards Update

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By:  The Mine Safety Institute, Part 46 New Miner Training Part 46 On-Demand Training,  Video Sample of Workplace Examination Requirements Workplace Examination Standards New Workplace Exam Standards On Oct. 1, 2018, MSHA began actively enforcing the new Workplace Examinations Rule requirements that technically went into effect on June 2. The biggest changes to the standard …