Category Archives for Safety
Are wind turbines killing whales?
Environmentalists say navy sonar hurts whales, but ignore impacts of offshore wind farms by: Paul Driessen and Mark Duchamp Between January 9 and February 4 this year, 29 sperm whales got stranded and died on English, German and Dutch beaches. … Continue reading
U.S. coal mining industry sees “record low” fatalities in 2014
CSMonitor.com describes the positive effects of an industry-wide focus on miner safety in 2014. In 2014, coal mine-related fatalities hit a record low. So far this year, 16 people died in coal mining-related accidents, ducking under the previous low of 18 … Continue reading
Shifting Gears: MSHA Proposes Changes to Penalty Criteria
Editor’s note: This article was originally published to the ACC’s online magazine website (www.acclive.com) in July, 2014. It has been moved to the Coalblog as part of our redesign of our online publications. By Matthew Korn Editor’s Note: This article … Continue reading
Wind energy taking precedence over public safety
Apparently it’s not enough that wind turbines are colloquially known as “avian Cuisinarts.” In Ontario, various levels of government are playing a dangerous game of chicken that could soon see an airplane also sliced and diced in the massive blades … Continue reading
Researchers look to calcite as deterrent for black lung
Interesting article in the April issue of Coal Age magazine – looks at the possibility of using calcite (CaCO3) to reduce the incidence of coal workers pneumoconiosis (CWP). Recent epidemiological studies have indicated that prevalence of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP) … Continue reading
Martin Engineering updates
Our friends, ACC members, and long-time supporters and annual sponsors, at Martin Engineering have been very busy recently and I have been remiss in keeping up with their activities. In early September, they partnered with CoaLogix to help utilities address … Continue reading
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