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Farmington Coal Mine Explosion West Virginia November 1968 MSHA
 
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At approximately 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 1968, an explosion occurred in the Consol No.9 Mine, Mountaineer Coal Company, Division of Consolidation Coal Company, Farmington, Marion County, West Virginia. There were 99 miners in the mine when the explosion occurred, 78 of whom died as a result of the explosion. The other 21 miners survived the explosion and escaped to the surface. The mine was sealed at its surface openings on November 30, 1968. Damage to the mine in the explosion area was extensive, requiring loading of rock falls, replacement of ventilation and transportation facilities, and in some cases new mine entries to bypass extensively caved areas. Investigative activities were continued, in cooperation with the Company, State, and United Mine Workers of America (UMW A) organizations, as mine areas were recovered. Between 1969 and 1978, the bodies of 59 victims were recovered and brought to the surface. Recovery operations ceased and all entrances to the mine were permanently sealed in November 1978, leaving 19 victims buried in the mine and leaving some areas of the mine unexplored. Lessons learned during early evaluation of this disaster were incorporated into the Federal Coal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1969. The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969, generally referred to as the Coal Act, was more comprehensive and more stringent than any previous Federal legislation governing the mining industry. The Coal Act included surface as well as underground coal mines within its scope, required two annual inspections of every surface coal mine and four at every underground coal mine, and dramatically increased federal enforcement powers in coal mines. The Coal Act also required monetary penalties for all violations, and established criminal penalties for knowing and willful violations. The safety standards for all coal mines were strengthened, and health standards were adopted. The Coal Act included specific procedures for the development of improved mandatory health and safety standards, and provided compensation for miners who were totally and permanently disabled by the progressive respiratory disease caused by the inhalation of fine coal dust pneumoconiosis or "black lung". For more on the history of coal mine safety, go to http://www.msha.gov/AboutMSHA.HTM . This was clipped from the 2004 video, We Are ... MSHA, by the Mine Safety and Health Administration and available at the MSHA website and the Internet Archive.
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Access Your FREE Mining Executive Course Info Kit | Global Training Institute
 
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Gain Instant Access to Your FREE Mining Executive Course Info Tool Kit at http://globaltraining.edu.au/global_training_institute/school-of-civil-construction-and-mining/mining-info/ Global Training Institute Phone: 1800 998 500 | Email: [email protected] | http://globaltraining.edu.au/ Site Senior Executive (SSE) Requirements QLD coal mining legislation requires that anyone wishing to sit the Mines Inspectorate’s SSE Legislation exam must have first completed the risk management competency RIIRIS601A as the pre-requisite, which is awarded on successful completion of this course. As of the 30th June 2011 the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee determined that all persons appointed as a site senior executive (SSE) under the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 are required to demonstrate to the Board of Examiners their knowledge of the current Queensland coal mining legislation by undertaking a written examination (“the SSE examination”) before appointment to the role in accordance with section 54(1) of the Act. In addition they must possess a qualification in risk management in either: RIIRIS601A or commonly known as ‘G3’ MINE7033 or GMIRM Holding a Notice from the Board of Examiners of compliance with this requirement is a prerequisite to taking up duties as an SSE. This includes ‘acting’ as a SSE. Also as of the 30th June 2011 all persons appointed to a SSE role must either: Hold a Notice from the Board of Examiners that they have successfully demonstrated to the Board their knowledge of Queensland coal mining legislation by undertaking a written examination on the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 and the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (“the current legislation”); or On 31 March 2009 the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee determined that all persons appointed as a site senior executive (SSE) under the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 are required to demonstrate to the Board of Examiners their knowledge of the current Queensland coal mining legislation by undertaking a written examination (“the SSE examination”) before appointment to the role. From 30 November 2009 all persons appointed to a SSE role must hold a Notice from the Board of Examiners that they have successfully demonstrated to the Board their knowledge of Queensland coal mining legislation by undertaking a written examination on the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 and the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (“the current legislation”). Holding a Notice from the Board of Examiners of compliance with this requirement is a pre-requisite to taking up duties as an SSE. This includes ‘acting’ as a SSE. http://globaltraining.edu.au/global_training_institute/school-of-civil-construction-and-mining/mining-info/
H.R. 5663, Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010
 
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H.R. 5663, Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010 - mars-1:hrs01Ed_W2175_100713 - Rayburn 2175 - Committee on Education and Labor - 2010-07-13 - On Tuesday, July 13, 2010, the Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on "H.R. 5663, the Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010." H.R. 5663 will bring our nation's mine health and safety laws up to date, give MSHA the ability to effectively protect miners' lives, hold mine operators accountable for putting their workers in unnecessary danger, and expand protections to all other workers by strengthening OSHA. In April, 29 miners were killed at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, West Virginia, the worst coal mine disaster in America in 40 years. In the last decade, more than 600 miners have died while working in our nation's mines. Witnesses: PANEL I: Sec. Joe Main, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health U.S. Department of Labor Washington, D.C.; Sec. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health U.S. Department of Labor Washington, D.C.; Patricia Smith, Solicitor of Labor U.S. Department of Labor Washington, D.C. PANEL II: Larry Grayson, Professor of Mine Engineering Penn State University University Park, Pa.; Lynn Rhinehart, General Counsel AFL-CIO Washington, D.C.; Cecil Roberts, President United Mine Workers of America Triangle, Va.; Jonathan Snare, partner; Morgan Lewis testifying on behalf of the Coalition for Workplace Safety; a group of associations and employers Washington, D.C.; Stanley "Goose" Stewart, coal miner Chickasaw Village W.Va.; Bruce Watzman, Senior Vice President for Regulatory Affairs National Mining Association Washington, D.C. Video provided by U.S. House of Representatives.
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Public Forum : Mining Safety  (10/01/2017)
 
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पब्लिक फोरम : खनन सुरक्षा Public Forum : Mining Safety
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Sunshine Mine Fire Disaster Idaho November 1972 MSHA
 
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The Sunshine Mine near Kellogg, ID, was the nation's premier silver producer for many years. In 1972, the mine was nearly 6,000 feet deep, contained hundreds of miles of worked-out areas, and employed nearly 500 people. Because of its depth and the type of host rock for the silver (unburnable quartzite), the general thinking of the day was that fires in mines such as the Sunshine were impossible, because "hard-rock mines don't burn." What wasn't really considered was that timber supports, foam insulation, and mining equipment do burn and that the carbon monoxide gas produced by burning is far more deadly than fire itself. Thus, no one was prepared when, on May 2, 1972, a fire of unknown origin broke out below the 3100 level of the mine. Before long, 173 miners on the day shift were trapped by thick, black smoke. By the time the fire was out, 91 miners had died, and the Sunshine Mine Fire became known as one of the worst mine disasters of the 20th century. After the Sunshine Mine disaster, Congress passed the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), the legislation which currently governs MSHA's activities. The Mine Act amended the 1969 Coal Act in a number of significant ways, and consolidated all federal health and safety regulations of the mining industry, coal as well as non-coal mining, under a single statutory scheme. The Mine Act strengthened and expanded the rights of miners, and enhanced the protection of miners from retaliation for exercising such rights. Mining fatalities dropped sharply under the Mine Act from 272 in 1977 to 86 in 2000. The Mine Act also transferred responsibility for carrying out its mandates from the Department of the Interior to the Department of Labor, and named the new agency the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Additionally, the Mine Act established the independent Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission to provide for independent review of the majority of MSHA's enforcement actions. In 2006, Congress passed the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act (MINER Act). The MINER Act amended the Mine Act to require mine-specific emergency response plans in underground coal mines; added new regulations regarding mine rescue teams and sealing of abandoned areas; required prompt notification of mine accidents; and enhanced civil penalties. For more on the history of mine safety, go to http://www.msha.gov/AboutMSHA.HTM . This was clipped from the 2004 video, We Are ... MSHA, by the Mine Safety and Health Administration and available at the MSHA website and the Internet Archive.
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H.R. 5663, Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010: Stanley "Goose" Stewart
 
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Stanley "Goose" Stewart, coal miner in Chickasaw Village, testifies at a hearing about H.R. 5663, Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010 on July 13, 2010.
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Changes in Mining Regulations
 
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In-depth piece on the political controversy surrounding new proposed changes in coal mine regulations. Washington, DC Correspondent for WTVW-TV Local 7 News, Evansville, IN. Shot, written, and edited by Veronica Rohrmoser. July 2011. Video courtesy of the US Department of Labor and the United Mine Workers of America. INTRO: A NEW PROPOSAL TO BETTER PROTECT THE HEALTH OF COAL MINERS IS KICKING UP DUST ON CAPITOL HILL. CONGRESSMAN LARRY BUCSHON'S FIRST BILL SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE CHALLENGES THE SCIENCE BEHIND NEW PROPOSED REGULATIONS TO PROTECT MINE WORKERS FROM DEVELOPING BLACK LUNG DISEASE. THE NUMBER OF CASES HAS DOUBLED IN THE LAST DECADE AND IS AFFECTING A GROWING NUMBER OF YOUNGER WORKERS. THE PROPOSAL DECREASES THE STANDARD FOR THE AMOUNT OF DUST PARTICLES IN THE AIR BY 75 PERCENT...LOCAL 7'S VERONICA ROHRMOSER...EXPLORES HOW THE PROPOSED REGULATIONS—AND THE BILL TO BLOCK THEM—WILL AFFECT LOCAL COAL MINERS.
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Mine Safety
 
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Did you know Mine Inspectors first started going to coal mines in 1912? Learn more about the history of mine safety in Virginia and the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy's coal mine safety program.
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Mining Safety Presentation at 2013 Boy Scouts Jamboree
 
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Volunteer David Blake giving a demonstration at the safety table in the SME booth.
Rep. Miller calls for mine safety legislation - 11.2.2011
 
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Rep. George Miller (D-CA), the senior Democrat on the House Education and the Workforce, gave a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on November 2, 2011 regarding miner safety. Miller is coauthor of the Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act (H.R. 1579) and, as chairman of the Education and Labor Committee, held the only congressional hearings into the tragedy that included the voices of the families and the miners of Upper Big Branch. For more information and a full transcript of Rep. Miller's remarks, visit: http://democrats.edworkforce.house.gov/press-release/miller-99-lives-were-put-danger-while-massey-and-1-walked-away-195-million
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TRAINING ON MINES SAFETY
 
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Mining comprises of hazardous operations and requires specific Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to protect the entire body from any harm or injury in the mining environment. Using PPEs requires hazard awareness and training. "Training on Mines Safety" is a short video on one of the the intensive training workshops provided by Code of Responsible Extraction (CORE) team.
H.R. 5663, Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010: Cecil Roberts
 
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Cecil Roberts, President of the United Mine Workers of America, testifies at a hearing about H.R. 5663, Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010 on July 13, 2010.
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Reducing the Growing Backlog of Contested Mine Safety Cases: Joe Main
 
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Joe Main, Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Mine Safety and Health Administration, testifies at a hearing on Reducing the Growing Backlog of Contested Mine Safety Cases on February 23, 2010.
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NIOSH Proximity System (OMSHR)
 
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NIOSH Proximity System (OMSHR) Mining Safety and Health System
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Tabacco Pit (Afro-Colombians Displaced for Coal)
 
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Unedited, so this is just a little clip rather than a full video, but I thought I'd make it available, anyway. This is footage of coal mining company, Cerrejon's, largest open pit coal mine. It is known as the Tabacco pit because it rests over the now displaced, Afro-Colombian Community of Tabacco. The company violently displaced the people- I believe it was in 2000- with tear gas and beatings, and destroyed their homes. The people are currently in the process of being relocated. In the U.S., Mountain top removal mining destroys the environment and causes social, economic, and cultural harms, as well. It also poses health and safety risks. Some of the coal obtained from MTR in Appalachia is shipped to other states, and some of it is exported out of our country, while the U.S. imports most of its coal from Colombia, where the companies also cause environmental, social, cultural, economic, and health and safety problems. Colombian companies also displace people- mainly Indigenous and Afro-Colombian people. In Appalachia, the displacement is not as widespread and generally not so violent, but some towns are now ghost towns due to this, and some people have felt the pressure to sell out. Larry Gibson, one Appalachian who refuses to sell out, is subject to violent attacks on himself, his pets, and his property. In Colombia, Drummond, one coal company, has their own union workers killed for joining the union. Please write your senators and ask them to support the Appalachian Restoration Act, and ask your house reps to support the Clean Water Protection Act to save Appalachia. Ask your power company if your coal comes from surface mines in Appalachia, and if it comes from mines like Cerrejon's and Drummond's in Colombia. Demand alternatives.
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MSHA Fines on the Rise
 
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A peak into an MSHA inspection
 
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A short outtake from an average MSHA inspection
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Dr. Michael McCawley: Health Impacts of Ultrafine Particles from Surface Mining - March 28, 2015
 
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Dr. Michael McCawley's presentation " Public Health Impacts of Ultrafine Particle Exposure from Appalachian Surface Mines", filmed on March 28, 2015, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Charleston, West Virginia. Hosted by the Kanawha Forest Coalition http://www.kanawhaforestcoalition.org http://www.facebook.com/kanawhaforestcoalition "Public Health Impacts of Ultrafine Particle Exposure from Appalachian Surface Mines: An Evidence-Based Foundation for Policy Development" Dr. McCawley graduated with a bachelor's degree in Zoology from George Washington University. He received his master's degree in Environmental Engineering from West Virginia University and a doctorate in Environmental Health from New York University. Dr. McCawley spent over 27 years as a Public Health Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, studying miners’ health, occupational respiratory disease, aerosol measurement and ultrafine particles. While there he worked on projects concerning exposure to wood dust, volcanic ash, diesels, coal mine dust, silica and beryllium. He retired from the US Public Health Service in 2001. He has taught at WVU since 1979, with primary interests in air pollution, aerosols and occupational health. He has developed air sampling equipment and a pulmonary function test. Recently, he has been working on issues related to Marcellus Shale drilling and mountain top mining.
The Law Works - The Government's Role In Mine Safety
 
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Last week we talked about the culture of safety necessary for the protection of our coal miners. But there is another factor imprtant to safety in coal mines - enforcement of mine safety laws by State and Federal officials.
Don Blankenship said much about coal mine safety...now he won't say
 
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12/7/2010 - Critics Say W. Va. Coal Boss Will Get 'Egregious' Golden Parachute http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/golden-parachute-don-blankenship-massey-energy/story?id=12333677 (Also, see the videos) 12/7/2010 - Blankenship will receive a $2 million cash payment on Dec. 31 and $10 million in cash in July 2011. He will also receive additional cash from the company in lieu of his bonus and other incentive payments that he was due for 2010, the company said, but did not disclose a sum for these payments. Blankenship will also provide consulting services to Massey for two years for a $5,000 monthly retainer. He will receive health care for that period as well. Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN07807432010120 12/6/2010 - What now for Don Blankenship, Massey Energy and the people of the Appalachian coalfields? http://blogs.wvgazette.com/coaltattoo/2010/12/06/what-now-for-don-blankenship-massey-energy-and-the-people-of-the-appalachian-coalfields/ (Excerpt) When it comes to regulating coal mines, Blankenship says the biggest thing the government needs is competence: "They're just incompetent, they don't know what they're doing. They have political motives. We really need some sort of independent review of safety in the coal mines and environmental issues, and come out with what the truth is, as opposed to what's political or popular," he says. 12/7/2010 - Wall Street cheers Blankenship retirement, while W.Va. family mourns another mining death http://blogs.wvgazette.com/coaltattoo/2010/12/07/wall-street-cheers-blankenship-retirement-while-w-va-family-mourns-another-mining-death/ 12/3/10 - Under Fire Since Explosion, Mining C.E.O. Quits http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/04/business/energy-environment/04massey.html?partner=rss&emc=rss (Except) "After almost three decades at Massey, it is time for me to move on," Mr. Blankenship said in a statement. His resignation will be effective Dec. 31. More: http://blogs.wvgazette.com/coaltattoo/2010/12/03/breaking-news-blankenship-to-retire/ 12/2/10 - Massey Energy Co. Chief Executive Officer Don Blankenship must face two lawsuits holding him personally responsible for a West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 people, a judge ruled. (Continued) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-02/massey-s-blankenship-loses-bid-for-dismissal-from-widows-suits-over-blast.html Don Blankenship: The Dark Lord of Coal Country By Jeff Goodell Rolling Stone Magazine, 11/29/2010 http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/236336# 11/20/2010 - 'Powerless' Don Blankenship says coal companies are the real victims http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izGtqILSshY 7/22/2010 - Don Blankenship of Massey Energy on Fox Business http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RoPEic9X58 GRITtv: What's a lump of coal worth to us http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgjMx9PODzI Profiles: Donald Leon "Don" Blankenship (born March 14, 1950) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/07/AR2010040704835.html http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Blankenship Cartoons: http://ohiocitizen.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/mine.gif http://www.seattlepi.com/dayart/20100420/cartoon20100420.jpg http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z205/JekyllnHyde_photos/April%2026th%202010/cee22dd0-33b0-4cbf-85f4-2057e7af8f8.jpg http://bigbrassblog.com/media/6/20100418-vicharville_blind.jpg 4/14/10 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2teZgItNo4 4/10/08 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4Ym8qqR5vU 6/22/09 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW4kF7WoOCk 6/23/09 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l_fJ2AxJF0 9/8/09 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_BAnx1H1Gg == This clip is from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2jqqRoBP6w
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Mining Skit 4 - Safety
 
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Part 4 of Searchlight Ministries Mining Skits
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Mines Safety 2012
 
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Black Suit Daddy - Willow Branch Wanderers
 
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From Wikipedia: The Upper Big Branch Mine disaster occurred on April 5, 2010 about 1,000 feet (300 m) underground at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine at Montcoal in Raleigh County, West Virginia. Twenty-nine out of thirty-one miners at the site were killed. Due to the large concentration of toxic gases in the mine, MSHA investigators had to wait for over two months to enter the mine for investigation. Investigators were able to enter the mine on July 2, 2010. On May 19th, 2011, the independent investigation team released a report which faulted both Massey Energy and the Mine Safety and Health Administration for the blast. Massey was strongly condemned by the report for multiple failures to meet basic safety standards outlined in the Mine Act of 1977. "A company that was a towering presence in the Appalachian coal fields operated its mines in a profoundly reckless manner, and 29 coal miners paid with their lives for the corporate risk taking," read the report. "The company's ventilation system did not adequately ventilate the mine. As a result, explosive gases were allowed to build up." Also detailed in the report are allegations that Massey Energy threatened miners with termination if they stopped work in areas that lacked adequate oxygen levels. Numerous other state and federal safety standards that Massey failed to comply with were detailed in the report. Investigators also say that the U.S. Department of Labor and its Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) were at fault for failing to act decisively at the mine even after Massey was issued 515 citations for safety violations at the Upper Big Branch mine in 2009. The report lambastes MSHA inspectors for failing to issue a flagrant violation citation which could have fined the company up to $220,000. Investigators claimed that this citation was entirely necessary given Massey's failure to meet basic safety protocols and the investigators found it "disturbing" that the violation was not issued. The failure to issue flagrant violation citations was attributed to MSHA which also failed to notify the miners and their families that they were working in a mine which had not met minimal safety requirements. As further evidence of MSHA's failures in the lead up to the UBB mine explosion, the report discusses how MSHA safety inspectors failed to enforce the safety protocols at Massey Energy's Aracoma Alma #1 mine. In 2007, a fire broke out at the Aracoma Alma #1 mine killing two miners. The report described the fire as "preventable" and cites an internal MSHA review following the fire which found that inspectors "were shocked by the deplorable conditions of the mine" and that MSHA inspectors had "failed" to enforce adequate safety measures. Furthermore the report outlines how in the lead up to the blast the UBB mine "experienced at least three major methane-related events". One in 1997, another in 2003, and a third in 2004. Instead of addressing these issues, "Upper Big Branch management elected to consider each methane outburst or explosion as an anomaly." Furthermore, MSHA officials "did not compel (or to our knowledge even ask) UBB management to implement," safety precautions following these events. The report claims that Massey used its power "to attempt to control West Virginia's political system." The report cites how politicians were afraid of the company because it "was willing to spend vast amounts of money to influence elections." Massey intentionally neglected safety precautions for the purpose of increasing profit margins according to the report. Safety precautions in mines are "a hard-earned right paid for with the blood of coal miners" read the report's introduction. In addition to MSHA, the FBI has also launched a probe, investigating possible criminal wrongdoing at the mine, including criminal negligence and possible bribery of federal regulators.
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The Creation of NIOSH in 1970 NIOSH 1996
 
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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the US federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. NIOSH provides national and world leadership to prevent work-related illness, injury, disability, and death by gathering information, conducting scientific research, and translating the knowledge gained into products and services, including scientific information products, training videos, and recommendations for improving safety and health in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created both NIOSH and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services. The Federal Mine Safety and Health Amendments Act of 1977 delegated additional authority to NIOSH for coal mine health research. For more, go to the NIOSH website http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/about.htmlat . This clip is from the 1996 video "The Unfinished Agenda: NIOSH's First 25 years and Beyond" produced by filmmaker Abby Ginzberg (http://abbyginzbergfilms.org/Welcome.html) for NIOSH at a time that some Republicans in Congress were trying to eliminate the Agency as part of an anti-government agenda. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) commemorated their 25th anniversary to highlight the progress made since 1971 in protecting workers from job-related injuries and illnesses, and to note the challenges that still lie ahead. OSHA and NIOSH were created under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, a bipartisan measure enacted on Dec. 29, 1970, and signed by President Richard M. Nixon. OSHA and NIOSH began operations on April 29, 1971. NIOSH conducts research to identify the causes of work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities, evaluate the hazards of new technologies and work practices, and create ways to control hazards so that workers are protected. NIOSH also supports university programs to train occupational safety and health professionals for the Nation and makes recommendations regarding occupational safety and health standards. For more on the important and invaluable work of NIOSH, go to their website at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ . The entire 1996 video is also posted to my YouTube channel.
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Mine Inspection i
 
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Mine Rescue Training Center
 
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In an effort to reduce accidents, fatalities and mining-related illnesses, Ohio miners and contractors are trained to recognize and respond to safety and health hazards.
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Obama Administration Halts New Coal Mining Leases
 
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The Obama administration will halt new coal mining on public land for the next three years with immediate effect as it undertakes a review of the “environmental and public health impacts” of coal production. The wide-ranging review, applauded by climate and environmental groups, will assess how federal coal production fits in with the US’s commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. The department of interior stressed that coal would continue to be an important part of the US’s energy mix and that current operations would not be affected by the freeze in new leases. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jan/15/obama-administration-halts-new-coal-mining-leases-on-public-land http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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MSHA - Increased Enforcement
 
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http://www.minesafetycenter.com Kim Redding from Mine Safety Center discusses MSHA's internal policy change to increase focus on enforcement of violations.
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An agreement to improve health and safety in the mines signed
 
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Government, mine bosses and trade unions have signed a new pact to improve health and safety in the mines over the next decade. The agreement was signed at the end of the two day Mine Health & Safety Summit in Johannesburg. The summit was convened by Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi.
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Standard 11 Coal Mine Induction | Full Course | WorkSafe Connect
 
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For more information on accessing our high quality short courses and qualifications in the areas of safety, compliance and high risk work related training courses in Australia please visit our website at http://www.worksafeconnect.com We created WorkSafe Connect because we are passionate about educating people and we believe there is a better way...a more personalised and efficient way for employers to educate their workforce. WorkSafe Connect is a market leader in the design, development and implementation of training packages across mining, construction, agriculture, infrastructure, manufacturing and education industries. We are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and we have been in business for over 10 years in Queensland. Our RTO number is 31385. All our trainers and assessors have full accreditation and current industry and vocational experience. We provide nationally recognised training and high risk work licence assessment to the national standard. We provide training and assessment in the following skill sets: • Standard 11 Coal Mining Inductions • Working at Height Safety • Enter Confined Space • Asbestos Removal and Supervision • High Risk Work Licencing • Construction • Workplace Health and safety • Risk Management • Site Supervisor • Training and Assessment • Resource Industry (RII) Competencies We also provide occupational health and safety and training related services such as: • Training package and course development • Facilitation of mine site on-boarding for site specific inductions and shutdowns • E-Learning design and development through our eLearning business, eFundamentals. http://www.efundamentals.com.au • Affiliate arrangements, alternatively known as a Supervising RTO (SRTO) arrangement • Training, safety and compliance-related advisory services • Short-term and long-term safety, compliance and trainer placement solutions • Funded training • Verification of competency assessments We have associations with the following mining and heavy industry organisations: • Energy Skills Queensland – http://www.energyskillsqld.com.au • Resource Industry Skills Association – http://www.riskills.org • Construction Skills Queensland – http://www.csq.org.au • Australian Skills Quality Authority – http://www.asqa.gov.au • Workplace Health and Safety Queensland – http://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au • The Construction Training Centre – http://www.ctc.qld.edu.au • Queensland Leaders – http://www.queenslandleaders.com.au • Department of Education Training Queensland – http://www.det.qld.gov.au You can connect with us at: http://www.facebook.com/efundamentals.wsc http://www.linkedin.com/efundamentals http://www.twitter.com/efundamentals01 #Standard11Induction #CoalMineInduction #GenericMineInduction #SurfaceCoalMineStandard11
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NSWMC OHS Conference 2011 Welcome & Introduction.mov
 
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The NSW mining industry's OHS Conference "No Room For Error - Risk + Response" was held from 24 - 27 July 2011 in the Hunter Valley. 500 miners gathered to continue working towards the goal of zero harm at the NSW minerals industry's biggest OHS conference on record. In this video, Mick Buffier, Chairman of the NSW Minerals Council, presents the Welcome and Introduction on the first day of the Conference.
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Mining in Shakhtinsk - dangerous working conditions
 
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Sergei from Tentekskaya and a miner from Kazakhstanskaya describe the ventilation pipes that endanger miners working in underground shafts.
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NIOSH Miner Mike Saves the Day Part 2
 
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ Winner of the NIOSH 2001 Alice Hamilton Award for Excellence in Educational Materials, Miner Mike Saves The Day exudes both humor and wisdom. Filmed in 6 different underground locations, the video teaches the necessity and use of ground supports. The video uses actual hard rock miners to teach the videos protagonists (Jeff and Jason) the importance of ground supports underground
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Senate Confirms Former Mine Executive To Be In Charge Of Mine Safety
 
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The Republican-controlled Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick to run the Mine Safety and Health Administration on Wednesday, even though the nominee once ran a coal company that repeatedly violated mine safety laws. Senators voted 52-46 along party lines to make David Zatezalo the assistant secretary for mine safety and health, a top position at the Labor Department. Zatezalo will be in charge of enforcing the same regulations that were broken by Rhino Resources, the company where he served as chief executive. Zatezalo fits a long-running pattern with the Trump administration, of nominees being chosen to run agencies that they previously stood across from. During his confirmation hearing last month, Zatezalo acknowledged the safety failures from when he was at Rhino, saying he wasn’t “proud” of them and tried to deal with them at the time. “I did not try to lawyer up and stop anything from happening,” he told senators. “You know, if you haven’t done your job, we should be big kids and deal with it as such.” Zatezalo started his career as a rank-and-file miner but worked his way up to the top of the industry. When he was the chief executive of Rhino, one of the company’s mines was nearly placed on MSHA’s dreaded “pattern of violations” list after a series of safety lapses. The list is typically reserved for the industry’s worst offenders. In 2011, Rhino was fined $44,500 after one of its mine foremen was killed in a wall collapse inside a West Virginia mine. Around the same time, MSHA accused one of Rhino’s mines in Kentucky of trying to hamper safety inspections by MSHA officials. After years of relatively tough enforcement from the Obama administration, coal operators will now have someone from their own ranks in charge of doling out citations and fines. MSHA’s inspection and investigation work is done by career employees, not political appointees, but as MSHA’s chief, Zatezalo will ultimately decide how aggressive the agency is in cracking down on unsafe mines. Mine safety advocates previously told HuffPost that they are skeptical of regulators plucked from the industry but plan to give Zatezalo the benefit of the doubt. In a phone interview with HuffPost in September, Zatezalo said his close relationships with coal operators shouldn’t be a concern. “I don’t agree with that,” he said at the time. “People can say what they’re going to say. Actions speak louder than words.” Mining deaths have been trending downward in recent years as the coal industry has shed jobs, but there’s been an uptick in fatalities this year. Twelve U.S. miners were killed on the job through August, compared with eight over the same period the previous year. There has also been a resurgence of black lung disease in several pockets of Appalachia. Zatezalo said during his confirmation hearing that he was concerned with the number of black lung cases. He said he didn’t want to scale back regulations adopted in 2014 to decrease the amount of coal and silica dust in mines, which lead to black lung and the respiratory disease known as silicosis. “I would not propose any reduction in the enforcement,” he said. “I would not see that diminish in any way.”
River Beds
 
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Dr Karl discusses the dramatic side effects of coal mining on river beds.
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Mine Safety Minute- Mine Maps
 
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Take a minute to make sure you know important locations on your mine map
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Joe Main, HSE Conference, September 2013
 
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Assistant Secretary of Labor for MSHA, Joe Main, speaking at the USW Health, Safety and Environment 2013 Conference in September
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Rep. Geoge Miller's questions - MSHA hearing - 3.3.2011
 
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Rep. George Miller (D-CA) speaks to the witnesses at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce hearing entitled "Examining Recent Regulatory and Enforcement Actions of the Mine Safety and Health Administration," on Thursday, March 3, 2011 For more information, visit: http://democrats.edworkforce.house.gov/hearings/2011/03/examining-recent-regulatory-an.shtml
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LIVE OPERATION   SPRINKLER WATER SYSTEM OF HAUL ROADS      IN COAL MINE   24 HOUR COAL EXTRACTION
 
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JULY 2016....LIVE OPERATION SPRINKLER WATER SYSTEM OF HAUL ROADS IN COAL MINE 24 HOUR COAL EXTRACTION
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Michigan Environment Group Demands Regulation Of Coal Ash
 
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Burning coal for power -- it's a common practice in the U.S., but it leaves behind a potentially hazardous material.
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Silicosis Described 2001 MSHA
 
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Silicosis is an incurable lung disease caused by inhalation of dust that contains free crystalline silica. Overexposure to dust that contains microscopic particles of crystalline silica can cause scar tissue to form in the lungs, which reduces the lungs ability to extract oxygen from the air we breathe. Typical sand found at the beach does not pose a silicosis threat. Despite all efforts to prevent it, silicosis still afflicts tens of millions of workers in hazardous occupations and kills thousands of people every year, everywhere in the world. With its potential to cause progressive and permanent physical disability, silicosis continues to be one of the most important occupational health illnesses in the world. The experience of some countries has convincingly demonstrated that it is possible to reduce significantly the incidence of silicosis with well-organized prevention programs (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States). In the absence of effective specific treatment of silicosis, the only way to protect workers' health is the control of exposure to silica-containing dusts. The successful prevention of silicosis is clearly the result of a range of preventive measures. At the national level, laws and regulations, enforcement of occupational exposure limits and technical standards, technical advisory services, an effective system of inspection, a well-organized reporting system, and a national action programme involving governmental agencies, industry and trade unions constitute the necessary elements of a sound infrastructure which is needed to prevent silicosis successfully. At the enterprise level, application of appropriate technologies to avoid the formation of silica-containing dust, use of engineering methods of dust control, compliance with exposure limits and technical standards, surveillance of the work environment to assess effectiveness of preventive measures, surveillance of workers' health to detect early stages of silicosis, use of personal protective equipment (as a temporary measure), as well as health education, information and training are imperative for successful prevention. For more about silicosis and its prevention, go to http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-108/ . This is clipped from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) 2001 video, A Best Practice Guide to the Milling of Slate (13 minutes). The video is designed to raise awareness of the dust and noise hazards associated with the slate industry. It also shows common methods to control silica dust during work with slate. The video is available from the MSHA website and from Internet Archive.
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Dust Diseases in the Workplace 1960s
 
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This is clipped from, The Air We Breathe in Industrial Environments, a 16 minute US Bureau of Mines film from 1972. A good resource for current information on silicosis and other workplace dust diseases is the World health Organization's website at: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs238/en/index.html
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The energy 202: mining agency hopes you read its website to comment on deregulation
 
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The energy 202: mining agency hopes you read its website to comment on deregulation Please subscribe and enjoy more: https://goo.gl/f1PsGD THE LIGHTBULB A bulldozer operates atop a coal mound at the CCI Energy Slones Branch Terminal in Shelbiana, Kentucky. Photo by Luke SharrettGetty Images Some government accountability and labor groups are concerned about the way a federal miningsafety agency is going about soliciting comments for regulations to put on the chopping block. In February, President Trump issued an executive order requiring the U.S. government to eliminate two regulations for every new one created. To comply with that twoforone order, most parts of the federal government, such as the Environmental Protection Agency and Interior Department, filed a formal notice with the Federal Register, the official journal of the federal government, which lists new and proposed rule changes. But one agency eyed for significant regulatory overhaul under Trump, the Mine Safety and Health Administration, decided to forgo taking suggestions there. Instead, the MSHA posted an email address on its website to solicit suggestions for rules to cut. For some Trump critics, the lack of formal notice in the Federal Register marks another example of  lack of transparency from the administration. Meanwhile, MSHA and outside administrative law experts said the omission was perfectly legal. “After the tragic deaths of 14 coal miners this year, its troubling that the Trump administration is taking shortcuts to roll back safety protections for coal workers,” said Anne Harkavy, executive director of the watchdog group Democracy Forward. Federal law requires a public process in rulemaking, and if the Administration acts on secret comments directly affecting the safety of our nations coal miners that would be dangerous, and likely unlawful. Phil Smith, director of communications and governmental affairs at the United Mine Workers of America, said of the push to eliminate existing mine safety rules, “It’s very troubling, because there isn’t a single mine safety health regulation that wasn’t promulgated without death or injury to a miner. Smith called it “crazy” that the administration had adopted an approach where for “every regulation to protect miners lives they get rid of two of them that he says provide crucial protections to miners lives. The fact that MSHA did not provide more public notice, he added, “tells me the Mine Safety Health Administration recognized that, and therefore they’re not being very forthcoming about getting rid regulations that are protecting miners’ lives.” MSHA spokeswoman Amy Louviere said that the email is one way the MSHA is accepting input from stakeholders, without elaborating. “The Department of Labor fully complies with all public notice requirements in the Administrative Procedure Act,” Louviere said. She added that “the comments will be published on the MSHA website.” A search of the Federal Register found one notice from the Labor Department requesting suggestions for regulations to cut under the February executive order. That request, from Labors Wage and Hour Division, targeted minimum wage and overtime requirements across sectors of the economy.   Administrative law experts describe the decision to forgo publishing in the Federal Register as perhaps unusual, but not illegal. Noting that posting in the Federal Register “may be more regular, more what people are used to,” Jeffrey Lubbers, an administrative law professor at American University, said that “there’s no legal requirement that they do it that.” Richard J. Pierce, Jr., a George Washington University law professor specializing in administrative law, agreed. “Theres no prescribed format” for soliciting comments, he said. Michael Wright, who directs the United Steelworkers’ Health, Safety Environment Department, said that while they see the lowkey notice as an attempt by Trump appointees to advance “the Trump political agenda,” he thinks the effort will bear little fruit. “Any change they make would have to be subject to a public rulemaking process, and there’s strong explicit language in the Mine Act which says they cannot change any mandatory standard in a way that would diminish protection,” Wright said. “It’s quite forceful.” Despite Trump’s rhetorical focus on bring back coalmining jobs while on the campaign trail, it took the president until September to nominate a new assistant secretary to oversee MSHA, a division of the Labor Department. Trump’s choice, David Zatezalo, was formerly an executive at Rhino Resources, a coalmining company that was issued two “pattern of violations” warning letters from MSHA in 2010 and 2011, according to the Charleston GazetteMail. In its guidance for following Trump’s twooutonein order, the Office of Management and Budget did not explicitly instruct agencies such as the MSHA to file with the Federal Register. Juliet Eilperin contributed reporting. Firefighting helicopters worked to c
UMWA: 125 Years of Struggle and Glory
 
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Video played at the UMWA 55th Consecutive Constitutional Convention. The video was created to educate the delegation about the early history of the UMWA.
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2476. Montcoal, West Virginia (Alan “Cathead” Johnson cover)
 
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On April 5, 2010 at 3:27 pm a coal dust explosion occurred at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine located at Montcoal in Raleigh County, West Virginia. Twenty-nine out of thirty-one miners at the site were killed. The accident was the worst in the United States since 1970, when 38 miners were killed at Finley Coal Company's No. 15 and 16 mines in Hyden, Kentucky. A state funded independent investigation later found Massey Energy directly responsible for the blast. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released its final report on December 6, 2011, concluding that flagrant safety violations contributed to the explosion. It issued 369 citations at that time, assessing $10.8 million in penalties. Alpha Natural Resources, which had bought Massey Energy in 2011, settled its corporate criminal liabilities with the U.S. Attorney for $209 million. The CEO of Massey Energy at the time of the disaster, Don Blankenship, was convicted in 2015 of conspiring to willfully violate safety standards, but was found not guilty of charges of securities fraud and making false statements. As Tony Oppegard points out below Blankenship served one year in federal prison for his crime, and is now waging a one-man publicity campaign about the alleged injustice of his conviction, claiming he was singled out for prosecution because he is a Republican (not because 29 miners were killed) and that the explosion was an "Act of God" caused by a sudden influx of methane through the mine floor. So far his appeals have been rejected. Alan "Cathead" Johnson wrote this tribute to the fallen miners shortly after the tragedy. You can hear his rendition here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S246-A8sis and a later one by his daughter, Stacey Grubb, with Johnson singing harmony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuKLTG2P-H0 This song was suggested by Tony Oppegard. Lyrics and chords of this song can be found here: http://www.raymondfolk.com/page/Montcoal%2C+West+Virginia+%28Alan+%22Cathead%22+Johnson%29 You can see a playlist of my mining songs here: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=CF909DA14CE415DF For lyrics and chords of all my songs, please see my website: http://raymondfolk.wikifoundry.com
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Low Voltage Safety for Mining and Tunneling
 
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LOW VOLTAGE SAFETY will help miners be more aware of the hazards of electricity, will teach them common electrical terms and their meanings, and will show them the specific dangers of low voltage safety. This program will all discuss safe work practices and rescue and firefighting.
Views: 143 CaliforniaDIR

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