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NIOSH study examines hearing loss in mining, oil and gas
 Washington — Nearly 1 out of 4 mining workers experience job-related hearing loss, and more than 1 out of 3 employees in one industry subgroup are affected, according to a recent NIOSH study.Researchers analyzed 1.9 million U.S. workers’ audiogram results from 2006 to 2015. Among these...
MSHA clarifies escapeway requirements for underground mines
 Washington — In response to recent questions from the mining community, the Mine Safety and Health Administration has issued a program policy letter intended to clarify requirements for providing emergency escapeways for underground metal and nonmetal miners.In a...
Boulby potash mine workers taken to hospital after fire below sea bed
 Boulby potash mine workers taken to hospital after fire below sea bed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-36033679  Mining operations at the site have been temporarily suspended Seven workers have been taken to hospital after a fire broke out at a potash mine, hundreds...
45 people on trial for 301 Turkish mining deaths- Families show anger in Court
Angry protests disrupt start of Turkish mine disaster trial from: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/13/turkey-mine-idUSL5N0XA15A20150413* Forty-five people on trial over 301 deaths* Judge calls for defendants to attend next hearing* Trial comes before parliamentary election (Adds...
Managing serious health and safety incidents in mining {AUS}
from: http://www.worldcoal.com/coal/09042015/ICMM-launches-good-practice-guide-2157/Managing serious health and safety incidents in mining ICMM has published practical guidance on preventing the most serious types of health and safety incidents in mining and metals.The approach described in...
Donetsk mine explosion
Dozens feared dead after Donetsk mine explosion from: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/04/explosion-coal-mine-donetsk-killedAbout 50 workers believed to be trapped underground at Zasyadko mine as relatives clamour for news about survivorsUkrainian miner Ivan Lazarenko recounts the moment...
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New Mines Regulations 2014, guidance and ACOPS being withdrawn
from the HSE at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l149.htm?ebul=hsegen&cr=2/19-jan-15Mines Regulations 2014Guidance on the Mines Regulations 2014Date of publication:2015Series code:L149Download a free copy [1] Subject to Parliamentary approval, the Mines Regulations 2014 will come into...
Three to pay £590,000 after father’s death at Yorkshire Mining Museum
 Three to pay £590,000 after father’s death at Yorkshire Mining MuseumDate:16 December 2014 from: http://press.hse.gov.uk/release-type/press/regional/south-east/Yorkshire’s National Coal Mining Museum Trust and two companies were today (16 Dec) ordered to pay a total of £590,000 in...
Turkey tightens worker safety rules after series of disasters
 Turkey tightens worker safety rules after series of disastersBy ReutersPublished: 11:34, 12 November 2014 | Updated: 11:34, 12 November 2014 ANKARA, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Turkey tightened work safety regulations and introduced tougher penalties for breaches on Wednesday, including banning...

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