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www.rockproducts.com ROCK products • April 2017 • 59 ClickSafety Launches New Online Miner Safety Courses ClickSafety, a provider of online safety training for the con- struction and general industries, released its online surface mining safety courses, MSHA 4-Hour New Miner Part 1 (Site Entry), and MSHA 8-Hour Mine Safety and Health Refresher. The courses are designed to help meet the requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Admin- istration (MSHA) Part 46 Training Regulations. The offerings are designed for those who work, or intend to work in surface mining or processing environments, such as sand, gravel, surface stone, surface clay, colloidal phosphate or surface limestone mines. The 4-hour New Miner Part 1 (Site Entry) course serves as a primer for new or inexperienced miners, providing infor- mation needed to enter and work on a mine site, and can be used toward meeting new miner training requirements. The content covers the basics of what to expect in the mining environment, common safety and health hazards, general emergency actions, miner rights in regards to safety, and more. The 8-hour Mine Safety and Health Refresher course is designed to help meet MSHA's annual health and safety refresher training requirement as specified in MSHA's Part 46. This course is rele- vant for miners, supervisors, managers, mine operators, miners' representatives, subcontractors and others who require the annual training. It covers work environment basics, emergency medical procedures, health and safety aspects of specific tasks, responsibilities of supervisors, line management and others to maintain a safe environment, and more. Like all ClickSafety offerings, the MSHA courses use a flexible, customizable and interactive "student-centered" e-learning platform designed to ensure learning and retention. Partic- ipants who successfully complete the courses will receive course completion and training record documentation, and IACET Continuing Education Units. "We're very excited to expand our course offerings to encom- pass surface mining safety," said ClickSafety General Manager Matt Daniel. "It presents a great opportunity to further our mission of safety in the workplace, regardless of industry. I'm confident that supervisors and workers in surface mining will find the same value and support our existing clients enjoy." ClickSafety, www.clicksafety.com NIOSH Releases Updated Hazard Assessment Software The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) now offers more ways to reveal hazards on the job. EVADE 2.0 can pull together video footage and exposure data on dust, diesel and gases, as well as sound into one display for a more comprehensive view of the hazards miners face. The software synchronizes all the incoming data files to show changing exposure levels alongside the video. With the files stitched together into one playback, mine opera- tors can see what was happening during the periods of highest exposure, and then use that information to target a change or intervention. This is crucial, as prolonged or repeated exposures to hazardous substances or sound levels can be detrimental to workers' health or hearing. "Without a way to locate exactly when and where workers might be exposed to hazards, mine operators could only make an educated guess about the location and time of exposure," said Dr. Jessica Kogel, associate director for mining at NIOSH. "This latest version of EVADE gives operators a valuable tool to improve the working environment for their miners." The latest version of EVADE represents a major step forward for the software. The original version was designed to overlay data from respirable dust samplers with video from a single, hel- met-mounted camera, aptly called Helmet-CAM. While EVADE 2.0 can still use a Helmet-CAM setup, it now also processes data from almost any type of hazard sampler, including a noise dosim- eter. It can also synchronize and display video from any mix of cameras, both worn and set up at fixed locations. Broadening the software to include a variety of video streams and data makes the latest EVADE version a far more powerful tool to target hazardous exposures. While developed for the mine environment, EVADE can also be used to assess hazards in other industries such as construction and oil and gas. NIOSH, www.cdc.gov/niosh

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