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Brits Embrace Bourbon Boom

Limestone helps give Kentucky bourbon a distinct taste, a taste that is growing worldwide including Great Briton. With data revealing sales of American whiskey are up 14% in the UK, it's clear that Britons are getting a strong last for bourbon, and it's predicted to be the fastest growing spirit worldwide in the next five years. Click here to watch the MSN video. 

 

Age Awareness Training For Miners

From the first day of new miner training until the day they retire, mine workers will experience changes due to the normal aging process. It is an unfortunate fact of life that many age-related changes result in diminished physical, sensory, or cognitive edge, and insight as they age, making them a vitally important resource for their company. Effective leveraging of this precious resource requires both an appreciation of the changes that occur with age and an understanding of methods that can be used to reduce the injury risk that may result. The purpose of this training is to provide the information necessary to accomplish these objectives. Click here to view the document.

NSSGA Looks to Reduce Fatalities

The NSSGA is stepping up its effort to disseminate effective ‘best practices’ information on fatalities in view of the 10 aggregates operator company workers who died in workplace accidents in 2014.  A  presentation on fatality avoidance  is scheduled for the General Session of the NSSGA 2015 Convention to be held at 4 p.m.   on Monday, March 16 in the Hilton Baltimore.  Additionally, the Safety and Health committee has begun planning a webinar, on which MSHA has agreed to participate, on best ways to reduce fatalities in aggregates. Click here to read the full article.

MSHA Releases Preliminary Fatality Data for 2014

Preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration indicates that 40 miners died in work-related accidents at the nation's mines in 2014, two fewer than in the previous year. Twenty-four deaths occurred in metal and nonmetal mines last year, an increase from 22 deaths in 2013. Click here to read the full article. 

Honoring The Nation’s Miners on their Day

December 6 is National Miners Day, designated by Congress to honor the contributions and sacrifices of miners both past and present. At the Mine Safety and Health Administration we take this day to heart-- and not only for the obvious professional reasons. Click here to read the full article.

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2015 KCSA Summer Meeting, July 23-26, 2015, Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN
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