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It has to be considered one of the most successful national mine rescue contests on record for metal and nonmetal. It had the largest number of teams ever for a regular metal and nonmetal national contest, with 41 teams from 18 states participating from as far away as Alaska. The Kentucky contest was the first metal and nonmetal contest held east of the Mississippi River.
MSHA & KCSA Offer Safety Best Practices
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association want to help improve the safety in the Metal - NonMetal Mining Industry. Here are some helpful best practices to keep you and your company safe. Click here to see the important safety tips.
Between 2009 and 2013 there have been 4,123 miners injured as a result of slips, trips, and falls. Better lighting in the working area may have prevented or reduced a number of these accidents.
MSHA encourages the use of new lighting technology such as Halogen lights, LED (light emitting diode), and HID (high intensity discharge) lamps with fluorescent and incandescent lights in lighting systems for self-propelled mining equipment operated in underground coal mines.U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today joined Gov. Steve Beshear and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Mike Hancock in urging Congress to act expeditiously on the soon-to-be insolvent federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF).
On Tuesday, Secretary Foxx issued a letter to all state departments of transportation providing them the latest on the looming crisis and detailing how the Federal Highway Administration will implement cash management procedures in the event Congress does not act. Congress has until Aug. 1 to shore up the HTF or all states will experience delayed payments from Washington. Gov. Beshear cautioned that without Congressional action, Kentucky risks delays in new federal projects, as well as reimbursement for active projects.
"Kentuckians should be concerned about the transportation funding situation unfolding in Washington,” said Gov. Beshear.
The Kentucky Highway Industries (KHI) Scholarship Committee, co-chaired by Bryce Walker, The Walker Company, and Pat Judd, Gaddie-Shamrock, LLC, recently announced their 2014 Scholarship Award Recipients. The total allocation of $59,500 will be distributed to the students during the 2014-2015 school year. Since 1998, $555,500 has been awarded to deserving students to help them achieve their educational goals. Congratulations and good luck to the following students.