Mandatory Vaccination Policies for Employees: What Can (and Should) We Do?

By Caroline J. Sundbaum and Willa B. Perlmutter, Stoel Rives LLP Just a few short months ago, we would have thought that COVID-19 was almost behind us and that it was only a matter of time before mine operators would no longer have to worry about the spread of the disease at their worksites. It looked like face masks and…

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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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Save the Date – November 2-4

MSHA has released the date for its Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM) 2021 summit, which will be held virtually this year from November 2-4. Featuring presentations from some of the industry’s most respected safety trainers, this tuition-free event helps health and safety trainers improve their training skills and infuse their training programs with new ideas and materials.  The workshop…

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Exyn, NSS fly on with drone agreement

Pennsylvania-headquartered Exyn Technologies has partnered with Northern Survey Supply that will make Exyn’s underground drone products available to the Canadian market thanks to distribution by NSS Canada. Exyn, a creator of autonomous aerial robot systems, said that the Canadian underground mining community has been seeking ways to increase safety and efficiency with its robots; the company said it offers a…

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