Mine Safety and Health in America

Mining is an active vocation in the US, even in unlikely states like Florida. Miners are protected from safety and health hazards from the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, which created the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The mission of MSHA is to “prevent death, illness and injury from mining and

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Trenching and Excavation: Digging through the regulations

Trenching and excavation fatalities are on the rise in America over the previous 5 years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has stated the 2016 fatalities due to excavation hazards has double the average of the previous five years. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has made preventing trenching and excavation hazards a priority goal.

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Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response: Know When to Get Help

The term HAZWOPER is short for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. This specialized response activity is regulated through the OSHA construction standard 29 CFR 1926.65 and is identical to the 29 CFR 1910.120 General Industry regulation. In the heart of the HAZWOPER standard is the protection of workers having to handle and clean up

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