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JUN 2018

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June 2018 37 powered haulage continued Zatezalo said. MSHA has found many mo- tivating factors over the years. These moti- vating factors can affect miners and man- agement as well as safety procedures and how they are implemented and used. Man- agement needs to have these conversations with miners to develop health and safety procedures that work effectively. Some mine operators take it a step far- ther by forming teams to develop health and safety solutions. They review citations and orders together with accidents and injuries and then, after they have drilled down to the causes, they design and devel- op and implement safety and health con- trols or other measures, such as targeted training or mentoring programs. Policies and procedures may need to be revised, Zatezalo said in closing. "Or we may need new procedures," he said. "When the proactive approach is taken, we achieve greater levels of safety performance. When miners are included in the discussion, they are more likely to follow the procedures because they have taken the different mo- tivating factors into account." ■ 6X more CM systems operating in U.S. coal mines than any other manufacturer ■ Precise location of workers maximizes safety and productivity ■ Dynamic SharpZone TM patented technology - maximizes mine productivity - minimizes nuisance / false alarms ■ Robust, reliable componants and outstanding customer support LOWEST COST OF OWNERSHIP! C E R T I F I C A T I O N I S O 9 0 0 1 : 2 0 1 5 A properly designed conveyor crossover allows miners to exit feet first and a barrier prevents them from crossing at the tailpiece.

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