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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.
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.
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.
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.