Tag: Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission

Tug of War: MSHA’s power to vacate citations

September 16, 2016By

MSHA can vacate a citation anytime by law and thereby dissolve any related penalty.

Mine Safety & Health Law Special Institute to be held before MINExpo 2016

September 12, 2016By

MINExpo International 2016 attendees can register for the Mine Safety & Health Law Special Institute.

MSHA penalty controversy

January 6, 2015By

MSHA conducted its first hearing on proposed changes to civil penalty regulations on Dec. 4. MSHA wants to […]

MSHA can take control after mine accidents

July 7, 2014By and

Companies subject to OSHA are inspected after accidents, but employers are under no legal obligation to shut down […]

Violent complainant

January 3, 2014By and

An employee complained about a defective seat in his haul truck. His supervisor told him his complaint was […]

Seriousness of potential injury

October 9, 2013By and

In Secretary [of Labor] v. S&S Dredging Company, the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission overturned an […]

MSHA demands for company files

September 27, 2013By and

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held in Big Ridge v. Federal Mine Safety […]

MSHA files record number of temporary reinstatement requests

November 12, 2012By

MSHA filed 39 requests with the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission during fiscal year 2012 for […]