DOL offers safety app for Spanish-speaking miners

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Miner Safety and Health app for iOS and Android devices is now available in Spanish. In August 2022, the Mine Safety and Health Administration launched the app’s original version. With today’s launch, Spanish-speaking miners will have access to the app’s benefits. Users will need to switch their phone settings to Spanish to…

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MSHA’s Williamson marks National Miners Day

For the 13th time, the U.S. marked National Miners Day, and U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) assistant secretary for mine safety and health Christopher Williamson marked the occasion in a statement. “Each December, our nation marks National Miners Day to recognize the contributions and sacrifices of America’s miners,” Williamson said. “Our miners and their families deserve our gratitude…

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Digital Transformation in the Golden Age of Mining Technology Earning a Social License to Automate 

In this second of a three-part series, read about how changing times have had an impact on mine safety and technology for sustainability, and how operators prioritizing all of these are reaping the benefits.  By Marc Poualion, senior industry marketing manager, Aspen Technology Technology drives improvements to the bottom line as it always has, but in today’s environment, profitability isn’t…

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U.S. Department of Labor awards funds for mine safety awareness

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that it has awarded $985,284 in grants to support the development and delivery of education and training by 10 organizations that will help identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around the nation’s mines. Supported by the Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety grant program, recipients will create training materials, promote and conduct mine safety training or…

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Birmingham chosen for Southeast Mine Safety and Health Conference

Hundreds expected to convene in Birmingham in November for short courses, tech talks and more. By Donna Schmidt A southern setting has been selected for the annual Southeast Mine Safety and Health Conference, scheduled to be held November 1-4 at the Ross Bridge Hotel and Convention Center in nearby Hoover, Ala. Organizers from the nonprofit Southeast Mine Safety and Health…

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