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MSHA vs OSHA: What's the Difference?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on August 31, 2020 at 3:38 PM

Mining is an incredibly dangerous industry, with 50 to 60 miners dying on the job every year. And while employers cannot eliminate every hazard associated with digging underground, they are responsible for taking all reasonable precautions to protect their workers from harm. The question is: who has regulatory authority to say what an employer’s responsibilities are?

This comes down to a question of MSHA vs OSHA. Here’s what you need to know about the gap between the two.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Compliance, Mining & Metals

MSHA Issues Safety Alert on Falls

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on July 15, 2020 at 2:32 PM

In June, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released a safety alert after a rise in fall-related mine fatalities.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, EHS Management, Industry Insights, In the News, Mining & Metals, Safety Management

Hearing Conservation Program & Standards (Audiogram Template Included)

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 3, 2019 at 2:27 PM

When do you need a hearing conservation program?

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, Mining & Metals, Maritime, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Automotive, Logistics and Transportation, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction, Template, Hearing Protection

Ensure Employee Safety with a Reflective Vest

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on August 8, 2019 at 2:04 PM

When you’re thinking about workplace safety solutions, a reflective vest might seem like a small thing.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Utilities, Mining & Metals, Maritime, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Manufacturing, Automotive, Incident Management, Logistics and Transportation, Plastics & Packaging, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction, PPE

Tips for Safety in the Mining Industry

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on July 12, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Every workplace comes with its own set of health hazards. But with mining, there are no two ways to cut it: it’s a risky business, often a dangerous one.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Industry Insights, Mining & Metals, Safety Management

Unions and Safety for Workers

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on July 8, 2019 at 9:47 AM

Your workers deserve safe and fair working conditions. But before labor unions, they didn’t have much power to negotiate for such conditions.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Utilities, Mining & Metals, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Biotech & Pharmaceuticals, Automotive, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

A Closer Look at the Oil and Gas Industry’s Commitment to Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on February 6, 2019 at 9:41 AM

One of the most dangerous industries in the world is notably one of the most committed to workplace safety.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, EHS Management, Mining & Metals, Oil & Gas, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture

Audits and Inspections: Why the Mining Industry Needs Them

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 18, 2017 at 11:42 AM

The first federal mandate on mining safety was passed way back in 1891. Since then, we’ve come a long way towards making the industry safer. Audits and inspections have a lot to do with that.

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Topics: EHS Software, Workplace Health and Safety, EHS Management, Industry Insights, Safety Audit Software, Mining & Metals

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