The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction: Getting Ready for the 2018 Safety Stand-Down May 7 to 11, 2018

Asher TobinBuilding and Construction, Freight, In The News, Mining

National Safety Stand-Down Logo - Construction Worker On Roof Wearing Fall Protection

(NIOSH Construction) Join the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and get ready for the 2018 Stand-Down for Safety! Register for a free webinar on March 21st to help you and your workers prepare at CPWR. (OSHA) Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue… Continue Reading The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction: Getting Ready for the 2018 Safety Stand-Down May 7 to 11, 2018

Montana Court Approves Key Asbestos Deal – Vermiculite Exposures

Asher TobinMining, Press Release

Small pieces of the mineral vermiculite in a pile

(MarketWatch) Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s National Indemnity Co. has to pay more than $43 million of Montana’s asbestos-related settlement costs, a state judge has ruled. Montana had reached a $43 million settlement in 2009 with people injured by asbestos at a vermiculite mining operation in Libby, Mont. The victims claimed the state had knowledge of unsafe conditions at the mine for… Continue Reading Montana Court Approves Key Asbestos Deal – Vermiculite Exposures

Protecting Workers in Enclosed Cabs from Silica Exposure: Leveraging Research from the Mining Industry

Asher TobinIn The News, Mining

A crane at a mining site drops something into a long dump truck

Check out the below resources on a webinar that discusses requirements under Table 1 of the new silica standard for enclosed cabs and how research conducted for the mining industry can be applied in the construction industry to reduce exposures. Presented by: Joe Coble and Patricia Downs, OSHA Directorate of Standards & Guidance Andy Cecala, NIOSH Mining Division A recording… Continue Reading Protecting Workers in Enclosed Cabs from Silica Exposure: Leveraging Research from the Mining Industry