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January
01/16/2008 News Release
MSHA to provide essential training for mine safety instructors through one-day training workshops
Agency has scheduled sessions for Feb. 20, 21 and 22 in Core, W. Va.
01/30/2008 News Release
MSHA seeking to hire more mine inspectors
Positions available in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana and Utah
01/31/2008 News Release
MSHA approves first wireless tracking system
New technology represents significant progress under MINER Act
February
02/01/2008 News Release
U.S. Labor Department's MSHA kicks off 'Spring Thaw' workshop series
Free mine safety workshop to be held in Brooksville, Fla.
02/04/2008 News Release
MSHA increases budget request by $19 million, or 6 percent, from fiscal year 2008 to fiscal year 2009
02/05/2008 News Release
U.S. acting assistant secretary of labor unveils initiative to assess every citation
Prompt action to be taken to improve MSHA's assessments process
02/08/2008 News Release
MSHA publishes final mine rescue teams rule
Regulation to more than double training requirement and improve mine emergency response
02/08/2008 News Release
MSHA reminds mining community of phone number to use for reporting mine accidents, hazards
02/12/2008 News Release
Mine safety workshops address effects of seasonal changes at mine sites
Sessions to be held in New Hampshire, New York and Pennsylvania
02/26/2008 News Release
MSHA launches online violation tracking tool for operators
VPID tool allows operators to gauge safety performance at mines, initiate improvements
02/28/2008 News Release
Mine safety workshops address effects of seasonal changes at mine sites
Locations include Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin
02/29/2008 News Release
U.S. Labor Department's MSHA publishes final asbestos exposure rule
Regulation reduces general permissible exposure limit to 1/20th of previous level
March
03/03/2008 News Release
Mine safety workshops address effects of seasonal changes at mine sites
Locations include California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington state
03/05/2008 News Release
MSHA to hire mine inspectors for positions in Arizona and Montana
Employment screenings will be held on March 8 and 9 in Mesa, Ariz.
03/07/2008 News Release
MSHA seeks to hire more mine inspectors in Colorado and Montana
Employment screenings will be held March 11 and 12 in Golden, Colo.
03/10/2008 News Release
U.S. Labor Department's MSHA issues increased funding
for state health and safety training grants
Training funds total more than $8.2 million in fiscal year 2008
03/11/2008 News Release
MSHA is seeking to hire more mine inspectors in Montana and Utah
Employment screenings will be held March 15 and 16 in Salt Lake City
03/20/2008 News Release
U.S. Labor Department's MSHA fines Utah coal operator $420,300
Operator cited for flagrant violations involving fire and explosion hazards
April
04/02/2008 News Release
MSHA is seeking to hire more mine inspectors in Alaska
Employment screenings will be held April 8 and 9 in Anchorage
04/03/2008 News Release
MSHA seeks to hire more mine inspectors in southwestern Virginia
Employment screenings to be held April 11 through 13 in Norton
04/03/2008 News Release
MSHA to hire more mine inspectors in Idaho, Oregon and Washington
Employment screenings held April 12 and 13 in Pasco, Wash.
04/10/2008 News Release
MSHA is seeking to hire more mine inspectors in Nevada
Employment screenings to be held April 15 and 16 in Carlin, Nev.
04/14/2008 News Release
MSHA to issue new identity numbers to industry personnel
New system protects miners from identity theft
04/18/2008 News Release
Court of Appeals rules for MSHA against delinquent Kentucky coal mine operator
Judgment orders Little Ty Coal Co. to pay $146,000
04/18/2008 News Release
MSHA publishes final rule on seals in underground coal mines
Standard goes beyond requirements outlined in MINER Act
04/25/2008 News Release
Mine Safety and Health Administration fines Troy Mine $417,400
Montana mine operator cited for flagrant violations involving ground control
May
05/01/2008 News Release
MSHA Small Mines Office helps small operators make large safety gains
Fatality rate down significantly at small mining operations over 5-year period
05/02/2008 News Release
MSHA seeking to hire more mine inspectors in Illinois
Employment screenings will be held May 6 and 7 in Rockford
05/05/2008 News Release
MSHA is seeking to hire more mine inspectors in Illinois
Employment screenings will be held May 9 and 10 in East Lansing, Mich.
05/12/2008 News Release
MSHA urges public to 'Stay Out and Stay Alive'
Agency issues warning to kids, adults about recreational activities on mine property
June
06/09/2008 News Release
MSHA releases ninth volume of 'Mine Safety Minutes'
Audio PSAs seek to educate nation's miners about workplace hazards
06/17/2008 News Release
MSHA puts 16 mine operators on notice for potential pattern of violations
Letters mark third round of screening of nation's mines
06/18/2008 News Release
MSHA to publish proposed rule on belt air, improved belt material and fire protection in underground coal mining
Standards would implement recommendations of panel appointed by labor secretary
06/19/2008 News Release
MSHA, key mining organizations urge renewed commitment to safety
Joint letter refocuses mining community on accident prevention
06/24/2008 News Release
MSHA kicks off safety initiative to focus on roof fall fatalities
PROP program calls attention to hazards that lead to roof falls
July
07/14/2008 News Release
Mine rescuers to test their skills in MSHA simulated mine emergency
More than 30 U.S teams, 10 international teams to participate in competition
07/24/2008 News Release
MSHA levies $1.85 million in fines for Crandall Canyon Mine disaster
Failures by mine operator, engineering consultant contributed to mine collapse
August
08/07/2008 News Release
MSHA fines Alaska Mechanical Inc. $115,000
Contractor cited for inadequate training, unsafe use of equipment in double fatality
08/26/2008 News Release
MSHA collects more than $225,000 in overdue fines
Agency warns three mine operators who failed to pay civil penalties
September
09/03/2008 News Release
MSHA refers issues relating to Crandall Canyon Mine to U.S. attorney for District of Utah
09/04/2008 News Release
MSHA seeks to hire mine inspectors in southeastern U.S.
Applicant screening set for Gainesville, Fla.
09/05/2008 News Release
MSHA announces proposed rule to address workplace substance abuse
New regulation aims to bolster safety for America's miners
09/11/2008 News Release
MSHA to collect $342,000 in fines from Darby Mine
Operator withdraws challenge to violations in 2006 blast that killed five miners
09/15/2008 News Release
MSHA further improves effectiveness of mine rescue teams
Agency publishes final rule on mine rescue equipment
09/24/2008 News Release
Mining operations recognized for outstanding safety records
Operations worked nearly 2.9 million injury-free hours in 2007
October
10/08/2008 News Release
MSHA fines American Coal Co. nearly $1.5 million
Illinois-based Galatia Mine repeatedly flouted safety regulations
10/14/2008 News Release
MSHA kicks off annual Winter Alert campaign
2008 theme: 'Sack winter hazards, score with Winter Alert!'
10/16/2008 News Release
MSHA announces major initiative to bolster mine safety
Safety Targets Training Program to focus on eliminating common causes of fatalities
10/22/2008 News Release
MSHA fines Kingwood Mining Co. more than $736,000
Whitetail Kittanning Mine in Preston County, W.Va., cited for 5 flagrant violations
10/22/2008 News Release
MSHA announces additional hearing on proposed rule for alcohol- and drug-free mines
Move provides additional opportunity for mining community to comment
10/23/2008 News Release
MSHA fines Big River Mining LLC nearly $300,000
West Virginia-based Broad Run Mine assessed for repeated violations
November
11/05/2008 News Release
MSHA fines Triad Electric & Control $135,000
3 contractors injured in electrical accident
11/06/2008 News Release
MSHA fines River Hill Coal Co. Inc. $177,300
River Hill Tipple assessed for 7 violations
11/13/2008 News Release
MSHA issues first-ever pattern of violation notice
Patriot Mining LLC failed to reduce rate of significant and substantial violations
11/20/2008 News Release
MSHA creates safety alliance with Portland Cement Association
Alliance will focus on health and safety at cement facilities in 36 states
11/20/2008 News Release
MSHA proposes $210,000 in civil penalties against Guest Mountain Mining and Bresee Trucking
Southwest Va.-based mine operator, contractor cited in serious trucking accident
December
12/10/2008 News Release
Aggressive new program achieves 100 percent completion of MSHA annual mine inspections
Completion rate is unprecedented in agency's history
12/11/2008 News Release
MSHA encourages mining industry to use e-filing
Required forms can be filed at agency's Web site
12/30/2008 News Release
Kentucky mine operator agrees to pay more than $276,000 in delinquent penalties
Liggett Mining, LLC faced additional citations, withdrawal order
12/30/2008 News Release
MSHA publishes final rule that requires flame-resistant conveyor belts and other fire protection measures in underground coal mines
12/30/2008 News Release
MSHA publishes final mine rule on refuge alternatives
Rule requires life-sustaining environment to protect miners when escape not possible