Monday, March 9, 2015

MSHA Issues Contractor Fatality Alert

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Two contractor deaths early this year prompted MSHA to issue a fatality alert to the mining industry reminding operators to follow best practices for all employees, including:

  • Establish safe work practices and monitor employees to ensure they are followed.
  • Identify and control hazards, and protect all individuals.
  • Inspect the area for hazards before starting work.
  • Conduct pre-operational checks to identify defects.
  • Use PPE.