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MSHA Issues Water-Related Fatalities Safety Alert

Article provided by MSHA via the agency's Safety Alert email blast

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Since 2005, twenty-four miners have died at metal and nonmetal (MNM) mines and facilities while working on or near water. Whether working on a dredge, driving a haul truck, or operating a bulldozer, miners are at risk of drowning or entrapment when they work near water.

US DOT Proposes Speed Limiters for Large Commercial Vehicles

Article by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety and Health

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced their proposal to equip heavy-duty vehicles over a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 26,000 pounds to come equipped with speed limiting devices.
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