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Safety Information

NSSGA Update – MSHA Again Extends Effective Date of Examinations of Working Places Rule

May 26, 2017

The effective date for the MSHA Examinations of Working Places Rule has been extended by the agency to October 2, 2017. NSSGA had requested an indefinite extension until the rule’s legal status is determined. In addition to providing comments and working with other aligned stakeholders, NSSGA also briefed lawmakers with Congressional oversight of MSHA in…

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MSHA vs. OSHA – 6th Circuit Rules Jurisdiction Beyond the Mine Site

April 21, 2017

A key federal appeals court decision has rejected MSHA’s argument that the Mine Act gave it authority to take enforcement against a manufacturing plant making and repairing mine equipment, saying that instead the shop falls under OSHA jurisdiction. The decision is whether a company that operates a shop that makes and repairs mining equipment, is…

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2017 MAA Safety Hard Hat Stickers Now Available

April 21, 2017

The 2017 MAA Safety Hard Hat stickers are now available.  Please contact the MAA office to order your stickers (free of charge) today.   “Be Safe! Every Day – Every Way”   In addition to the hard hat stickers (1 ½” by 1 ½”), this year we also have a larger (3” by 3”) sticker…

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New MAA Membership Plaques

March 17, 2017

As you have noticed, MAA has been rebranding itself over the past year with a new logo, website, etc. and is now in the process of updating our membership plaques.  However, it has been suggested that we add a tag line to updated plaque that states, “Proud MAA member since XXXX”. While this may seem…

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New Miner Training (Part46/48B) – March 20-22, 2017

March 3, 2017

The Michigan Mine Safety & Health Training Program (Michigan Technological University) has a new miner class scheduled in Port Huron on March 20-22, 2017. This training will meet the requirements for Part 48B (surface) new miner training and will offer both Part 46 and Part 48 certificates.   If you are in need of Part 46…

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2017 MAA Safety Summit Presentations

March 3, 2017

This past week as a prelude to the 2017 MAA Annual Conference, MAA hosted a 2017 Safety Summit in Port Huron.  Hopefully, you were able to attend this informative summit and learned first-hand about the many great safety measures and assessments that should be taken to ensure your company is operating in the most efficient…

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Bob Wagner Retiring from MDEQ

January 19, 2017

After 31 years of serving the people of the state of Michigan, Bob Wagner, MDEQ Environment Deputy Director, has elected to retire effective February 10, 2017. Bob began his career with the state in 1985 working for Groundwater Division in the Roscommon Regional Office for the Department of Natural Resources. He was one of the…

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US DOL Aggregates Safety Series: Small Mines

January 6, 2017

US DOL recently released a video series focuses specifically on training requirements at small aggregate mining operations that produce crushed stone, sand, and gravel. These training requirements are covered under 30 CFR Part 46. The material in this program is not intended to replace the information in your mine’s Part 46 training plan; rather, it…

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MSHA Winter Workshops hosted by Holmes Safety Assoc.

January 3, 2017

The 23th Annual MSHA Winter Workshops hosted by the Holmes Safety Association are scheduled to take place in Marquette on January 25, 2017 and Gaylord on January 26, 2017. MSHA representatives and others will be available to update you on changes related to MSHA compliance initiatives and to answer any questions you may have. The…

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