Time is near for SME/PCMIA 2022

Annual October meeting returning to Pittsburgh host venue As this issue of NAM goes to press, final plans are being made for the annual joint meeting of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Society for Metallurgy, Mining and Exploration (SME) and the Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America (PCMIA) for the 2022 meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa. Registration is advancing well for…

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Registration open for SME/PCMIA 2022

The annual joint meeting of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Society for Metallurgy, Mining and Exploration (SME) and the Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America (PCMIA) has set its dates for the 2022 meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa., and has opened registrations for attendees. The event will return to the Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe in Canonsburg, just south of Pittsburgh, from…

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NIOSH planning three-state black lung screening program

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is planning free, confidential black lung screenings to coal miners in August in Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia. Screenings are provided through the NIOSH mobile testing unit at convenient community and mine locations. All coal miners – current, former, underground, surface, and those under contract – are welcome to participate.   Participation…

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NIOSH announces release of ErgoMine 2.0 app update

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) launched version 2.0 of the ErgoMine app, an on-the-ground resource for mine workers and mine safety and health professionals, this spring. The auditing app helps to identify, record and track ergonomics and safety hazards that can lead to injuries, illnesses and fatalities at the worksite.

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