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December 4, 2020

MSHA Eyes Safety Standards For Mining Equipment In ‘Explosive’ Areas

November 19, 2020 at 3:03 PM
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is proposing to formally adopt a set of 14 safety standards for electric motor-driven mining equipment and related accessories that were crafted by voluntary standard-setting groups -- a step industry says will pave the way for rapid adoption of updated, safer technology. MSHA’s Nov. 19 proposal would incorporate into the agency’s regulations eight voluntary consensus standards (VCS) crafted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and six from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC),...

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