MSHA Update: June Impact Inspection Results and More

Mining

The summer is often a slow time for industry updates. Not so for the United States Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) this year. From the results of their June impact inspections and the legacy of the Upper Big Branch explosion, to the discussions around a new proposed rule and their upcoming 40th anniversary, MSHA’s been keeping busy. Here are the highlights.

The Results Are In: June Impact Inspections

MSHA announced this week that it issued 114 citations during the month of June, as part of a series of special impact inspections conducted at 11 coal mines and six metal and nonmetal mines.

Impact inspections are specifically designed to target mines with a poor compliance history or compliance concerns. These types of inspections began back in April of 2010 following an overhaul of regulations designed to more closely examine mines with chronic violation records.

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On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • Deadly East Harlem gas explosion
  • New OSHA whistleblower protection for food industry
  • U.S. Coast Guard cruise ship inspections
  • Peru’s illegal gold mining protests
  • EU-OSHA announces their 2020 goals
  • New deaths in the telecommunications tower industry
  • Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 update

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you.

Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • OSHA whistleblower protection for food industry. Read it here.
  • From Near-Miss to At-Risk: How Untracked Data Costs Lives and Kills Profits. Read it here.
  • EU-OSHA 2020 goals. Read it
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On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • Alberta train derailment
  • ISEA fixed detection systems guide
  • MAEM takes heat for mining regulations, and more.

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you.

Until next week, enjoy the program!

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