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December
12/01/1997 - MSHA Signs Partnership Agreement With National Stone Association
12/09/1997 - Multiple Actions Part of 96 Black Lung Advisory Committee Recommendations
Federal Effort to End Black Lung Disease Takes Form of Nationwide Mine Sweep
12/23/1997 - MSHA Extends "Grace Period" for Reporting Mining-Related Illness Cases
12/29/1997 -MSHA Issues Alert to Mine Operators, Miners on Some SCSR's
12/31/1997 - U.S. Coal Mining Deaths Hit Record Low, While Metal/Nonmetal Deaths Rise in 1997
November
11/04/1997 - MSHA Releases Compliance Guide for Regulations on Diesel-Powered Equipment
11/05/1997 - 13 Deaths in 18 Months at U.S. Operations Cause Concern
MSHA Alerting Mining Industry on Drowning Deaths at Mine Sites
11/10/1997 - MSHA To Provide Nation's Coal Mines Assistance In Complying With New
Diesel Safety Standard
11/13/1997 - SCSRs Still Function Properly MSHA Notifies Coal Mining Community of Problem in Breathing Device
October
10/02/1997 - California, Texas, Florida, Nevada To Get Increased Attention Federal Mine Inspectors Complete Two-Week Sweep, Begin New Phase in Safety Effort
10/07/1997 Virginia Seminars Set On Preventing Fatal Mine Collapses
10/14/1997 MSHA Reminds Coal Miners of Cold-Weather Dangers
10/15/1997 MSHA Sets "Grace Period" to Report Mining-related Illness Cases
10/27/1997 MSHA, Florida Canyon Mining, Inc., Reach Agreement on Health Violations
10/31/1997 LABOR DEPARTMENT RENEWS PUSH TO ELIMINATE SILICOSIS Marks One Year Anniversary of Campaign
September
09/04/1997 - Mining Operations Recognized for Outstanding Safety Records
09/09/1997 - Mine Rescue Competition Prepares Teams For Future Emergencies
09/15/1997 - FEDERAL MINE INSPECTORS BEGIN UNPRECEDENTED SAFETY SWEEP OF NATION's METAL AND NONMETAL MINES - Increasing Number of Mining Deaths Spur Action
09/19/1997 - Pennsylvania Team Takes First Place in Mine Rescue Contest
09/19/1997 - Federal Mine Agency Warns on Mercury Risk
August
08/22/1997 - Labor Secretary to Visit West Virginia Coal Mine
08/25/1997 - National Mine Safety and Health Conference to Convene in Salt Lake City
July
07/17/1997 - Four Accidental Mining Deaths in 12-Hour Period
June
06/06/1997 - Ignoring the Dangers in Abandoned Mines and Quarries Can Prove Fatal
May
05/05/1997 - MSHA Reempasizes Inspection Focus on Lung Hazards in Coal Mines
April
04/03/1997 - Rise In Mine Deaths Concerns Federal Officials
04/08/1997 - MSHA Releases Draft of New Publication on Diesel Emissions
March
03/04/1997 - Comment Period for Noise Rule Extended
03/06/1997 - Coal Mine Ventilation Topic of Upcoming Pittsburgh Conference
03/26/1997 - MSHA To Offer Illness Reporting "Grace Period"



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