Category Archives: Mining

Rigging in the Dirt and Rocks

RIGGING LEVEL 1 Had the opportunity to work with an unique group of individuals that provide us with Aggregate and Agricultural Products. They are Wakestone and the location in Knightdale, North Carolina showed their rigging, sling inspection and hardware use … Continue reading

Posted in ANSI, ASME, Below the Hook, Chain Sling, Inspection, Lever Hoist, Metal/NonMetal, Miner, Mining, MSHA, OSHA, Raleigh, NC, Rigging, Rigging Level 1, Safety, Shackle, Surface Limestone, Training | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

OSHA Penalties Increase for 2019

Do you know what your penalty will be when your cited by OSHA compliance officer visit to your facility? The annual increase started by President Obama and currently continued by President Trump has increased the OSHA penalties. Other than Serious … Continue reading

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OSHA Final Rule Employer’s Guide

For everyone calling me and emailing me; here is the answers you have been needing to know about the employer’s responsibilities. If you will have us come out and get your employees trained to get them qualified first and then … Continue reading

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OSHA ISSUES Crane Operator Rule

OSHA has announced a final rule aimed at clarifying requirements for crane requirements. The rule maintains the employer’s duty to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the equipment and maintains safety and health protections for workers while reducing compliance burdens. Companies … Continue reading

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If at first you don’t succeed?

Sometimes it happens for a few of the less experienced crane operators. Not enough time in the seat or on the controls causes a few deductions or too much time. But, if you want it bad enough you can always … Continue reading

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MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR

As this year 2017 approaches the celebrated Christmas and New Year time, Robin and I want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Looking forward to many visits, laughs and most of all being … Continue reading

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Hire more Inspectors

Concerned about the pace at which OSHA is hiring new inspectors, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is requesting information on the agency’s staffing levels. In a letter sent on Oct. 4 to Loren Sweatt, OSHA’s acting assistant secretary of labor, DeLauro … Continue reading

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