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December
12/17/1998    MSHA/Marshall University Jointly Offer Degree Program in Mine Inspection
12/16/1998    Public Hearing to Address Coal Miners' Exposure to Diesel Particulate Matter
12/15/1998    New Training Standards Coincide With Surge in Jobs at Rock and Sand and Gravel
   Quarries - Meetings Schedule - Ontario, California - Dec. 17, 1998
12/14/1998    New Training Standards Coincide With Surge in Jobs at Rock and Sand and Gravel
   Quarries - Meetings Schedule - Portland, Or. - Dec. 15, 1998
12/09/1998    New Training Standards Coincide With Surge in Jobs at Rock and Sand and Gravel
   Quarries - Meetings Schedule - Albany, Ny. - Dec. 11, 1998
12/07/1998    New Training Standards Coincide With Surge in Jobs at Rock and Sand and Gravel
   Quarries - Meetings Schedule - Denver, Co. - Dec. 9, 1998
12/04/1998    New Training Standards Coincide With Surge in Jobs at Rock and Sand and Gravel
   Quarries - Meetings Schedule - Northbrook, Il. - Dec. 7, 1998
12/03/1998    MSHA Calls Attention to Problem with Emergency Breathing Device
November
11/12/1998    Another Step in Quest to End Black Lung Disease
- MSHA Distributing Booklet to Coal Miners on Respiratory Hazards Faced on the Job
11/03/1998 - MSHA Announces Public Meetings On Training for Stone, Sand and Gravel Miners
11/02/1998 - MSHA Proposes Rules to Protect Health of Mine Workers Near Diesel Powered Equipment.
October
10/20/1998    Safety Seminars to be Held in Six States
- MSHA Launches Safety Initiative to Address Independent Contractor Fatalities
10/21/1998 - Hearings on Proposed Rule to Protect Miners from Diesel Particulate Matter Announced
10/28/1998 - Technology Key in Plan to End Black Lung
Device to Monitor Coal Mine Dust Gets More Underground Testing
September
09/16/1998 - Winter Alert Reminds Coal Miners: "Don't Let up on Safety" in Cold Weather Months.
09/24/1998 - Independent Contractors Can Now Register With MSHA Over Internet.
August
08/13/1998 - MSHA Sets Deadline on Breathing Devices for Underground Coal Miners
08/17/1998 - Free, Confidential Chest X-rays Offered to Kentucky Coal Miners
08/24/1998 - Mining Operations Recognized for Outstanding Safety Records
08/31/1998 - MSHA Warns Parents of Dangers for Children at Active and Abandoned Mines
July
07/02/1998 - MSHA Donates Excess Equipment to Mining Area Schools
07/06/1998 - MSHA Automates Enforcement with Laptop Computers
07/10/1998 - FMC Corporation Takes First Place in National Mine Rescue Contest
07/14/1998 - South African Mine Inspectors To Get Crash Course in U.S. Mine Safety Practices
07/15/1998 - Federal Mine Safety Agency Aims To Improve Miner Training
07/16/1998 - MSHA Promoting Use of Video Cameras to Eliminate "Blind Spot" Accidents
07/23/1998 - Next Step in Campaign to End Black Lung
DEVICE TO MONITOR COAL-MINE DUST GETS UNDERGROUND TESTS
07/24/1998 - New Rule Raises Civil Penalties for Safety and Health Violations
07/28/1998 Another Step in Eliminating Black Lung
MSHA Sets Up Dust Fraud Hotline for Coal Mine Workers
07/30/1998 - MSHA Urges Miners to Stay Cool
June
06/17/1998 - Exploring Prohibited Areas Can Turn Deadly For Thrill Seekers
06/22/1998 - '98 Roof Fall Casualties All Within 52 Mile Area
    MSHA Alerting Underground Coal Mining Operations of Increasing Roof Fall Fatalities
06/30/1998 - National Competition in Las Vegas Prepares Mine Rescue Teams for Future Emergencies
April
04/14/1998 - Proposed Rule Calls for Reduced Exposure to Diesel Particulate for Underground Coal Miners
    See associated Information Paper
04/21/1998 - Mining Community Notified of Problems With Mine Breathing Device
04/27/1998 - Statement by Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health J. Davitt McAteer
    in Observance of Workers Memorial Day
March
03/04/1998 - Mine Safety Chief Asks Resources To Combat Fatalities, Black Lung
03/10/1998 - Atypical Weather Conditions Compel Mine Operators to Step Up Vigilance
03/10/1998 - More Mine Operators Using Internet to Comply With MSHA Reporting Requirements
February
02/03/1998 - Coal Mine Health Seminar In Lexington Announced
02/03/1998 - Coal Mine Health Seminar In Beckley Announced
02/03/1998 - Coal Mine Health Seminar In Washington, Pa., Announced
02/04/1998 - Manufacturer Announces a Product Advisory on Coal Mine Dust Sampling Cassettes
02/05/1998 - Company Also To Be Penalized in '97 Nevada Fatality
-- Thyssen Schachtbau GMBH Fined in Fatal Virginia Coal Mining Accident
02/13/1998 - MSHA Extends Grace Period for Mining-Related Illness Reporting
January
01/12/1998 - MSHA Strengthens Enforcement Policy To Combat Black Lung
01/15/1998 - MSHA Now Accepting Required Data from Coal Mine Operators Over the Internet



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