Williamson tapped to lead MSHA

The Biden administration has nominated West Virginia native Christopher Williamson for assistant secretary for mine safety and health at the U.S. Department of Labor. Williamson, who will replace David Zatezalo if his nomination is confirmed by the Senate, currently serves as the senior counsel to Chairman Lauren McFerran at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Prior to his current seat,…

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MSHA announces proposed rule for safety program

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced a proposed rule requiring mine operators that employ six or more miners to develop a written safety program for mobile equipment and powered haulage equipment (except belt conveyors) used at surface mines and surface areas of underground mines.

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Rosenbauer, Volvo Penta put fire suppression to work

Emergency response vehicle producer Rosenbauer and engine maker Volvo Penta have confirmed the Rosenbauer Panther aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle equipped with the Volvo Penta D16 700-HP engine has been selected by Vale to serve as its front-line fire truck at the Voisey’s Bay project in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

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