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Mining Workzone

GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF IT

  • A WORD FROM “THE MAN”

    The Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction sector comprises establishments that extract naturally occurring mineral solids, such as coal and ores; liquid minerals, such as crude petroleum; and gases, such as natural gas. The Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction sector distinguishes two basic activities: mine operation and mining support activities.

    Subsector 2121

    This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in one or more of the following: (1) mining bituminous coal, anthracite, and lignite by underground mining, auger mining, strip mining, culm bank mining, and other surface mining; (2) developing coal mine sites; and (3) beneficiating (i.e., preparing) coal (e.g., cleaning, washing, screening, and sizing coal).

    Subsector 2122

    This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in developing mine sites or mining metallic minerals, and establishments primarily engaged in ore dressing and beneficiating (i.e., preparing) operations, such as crushing, grinding, washing, drying, sintering, concentrating, calcining, and leaching. Beneficiating may be performed at mills operated in conjunction with the mines served or at mills, such as custom mills, operated separately.

    Subsector 2123

    This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in developing mine sites, or in mining or quarrying nonmetallic minerals (except fuels).

  • Industry News

    30 JUL

    NIOSH Issues First Approval for Closed-Circuit Escape Respirator Under New Requirements

    NIOSH has issued the first approval for a respirator that complies with the new requirements for closed-circuit escape respirators (CCERs). The approval comes approximately nine months ahead of the deadline established for companies to transition to the new requirements. The new requirements are intended to strengthen emergency respiratory protection for workers relying on the devices during life-threatening escape situations.

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    30 JUL

    OCT Pet-Food Manufacturer Shutting Down After Spending ‘Every Penny’ to Comply with OSH Standards

    NIOSH has issued the first approval for a respirator that complies with the new requirements for closed-circuit escape respirators (CCERs). The approval comes approximately nine months ahead of the deadline established for companies to transition to the new requirements. The new requirements are intended to strengthen emergency respiratory protection for workers relying on the devices during life-threatening escape situations.

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    30 JUL

    OCT Pet-Food Manufacturer Shutting Down After Spending ‘Every Penny’ to Comply with OSH Standards

    NIOSH has issued the first approval for a respirator that complies with the new requirements for closed-circuit escape respirators (CCERs). The approval comes approximately nine months ahead of the deadline established for companies to transition to the new requirements. The new requirements are intended to strengthen emergency respiratory protection for workers relying on the devices during life-threatening escape situations.

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  • SAFETY IN NUMBERS

    Want the straight dirt? You’ve come to the right place. These stats are unacceptable… intolerable…inexcusable. But they’re the cold-blooded facts and we won’t sleep until the numbers drop to zero. Until then, keep a tab on top issues and injuries in here.

    The three most common work-related injuries are: sprains and strains (2,970), fractures (with 1,090 cases) and bruises and contusions (with 570 cases). These accounted for 62% of all injuries in this WorkZone.*

    Of these, 1,070 resulted in employees missing three to five days of work and 3,120 missing more than 30 days.*

    There were 177 work-related fatalities cases.*

    *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • BREAK OUT OF THE WORKZONE

    A pulse on your world – and you’re not alone. How many people work in your field? How old is the average Joe or Sally? What are your industry’s top companies? Read on for those juicy details and so much more...

    729,000 people are employed by the Mining industry*

    Average age of worker: 41**

    Companies in the Mining industry include (but not limited to): Occidental Petroleum, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Apache, Anadarko Petroleum, Devon Energy, Newmont Mining, Chesapeake Energy, Peabody Energy, EOG Resources and CONSOL Energy

    *National Safety Council Injury Facts: 2013 Edition

    **U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • WHERE TO CATCH US

    We sell tenacity at every corner of the globe and set up truss structures in 30+ cities a year to meet with the tenacious gear junkies who use and distribute our product. Come talk shop with us. From Toronto to Anaheim, we're booked at the best of 'em. Here is where we'll be in 2016. View our events calendar for more information.

    IADC Conference — Houston, TX
    February 02 - February 03, 2016

    World Of Concrete — Las Vegas, NV
    February 02 - February 05, 2016

    Grainger Show — Orlando, FL
    February 08 - February 11, 2016

    NATE Unite — New Orleans, LA
    February 22 - February 25, 2016

    INDICA — Grapevine, TX
    April 02 - April 06, 2016

    SMG Partnership Conference — Orlando, FL
    April 10 - April 14, 2016

    Fastenal Customer Show — Nashville, TN
    April 12 - April 14, 2016

    Evergreen — Addison, TX
    April 18 - April 21, 2016

    OTC - Offshore Technology Conference — Houston, TX
    May 02 - May 05, 2016

    Minnesota Safety & Health Conference — Minneapolis, MN
    May 03 - May 05, 2016

    DPA Buying Conference — Orlando, FL
    May 11 - May 13, 2016

    ASSE Safety 2016 — Atlanta, GA
    June 26 - June 28, 2016

    VPPPA National Conference — Kissimmee, FL
    August 29 - September 01, 2016

    National Safety Council — Anaheim, CA
    October 17 - October 19, 2016

    ISSA/Interclean — Chicago, IL
    October 26 - October 28, 2016

    STAFDA Show — Atlanta, GA
    November 06 - November 08, 2016

    Fastenal Employee Show — Orlando, FL
    December 08 - December 09, 2016