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Contesting citations from MSHA when all else fails Posted on 23 Nov 2022 in the featured & Features & From the Magazine categories.

In spite of all best efforts toward an early resolution, MSHA may refuse to make changes to citations. When this happens, Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez say it’s time to go to court.

Why operators, contractors are tied together on safety Posted on 26 Oct 2022 in the featured & Features & From the Magazine categories.

There are steps operators and contractors can take to improve safety compliance and reduce dual citations from the Mine Safety & Health Administration.

What qualifies as ‘advance notice’ under the Mine Act? Posted on 22 Aug 2022 in the featured & Features & From the Magazine categories.

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez examine what qualifies as “advance notice” according to the Mine Safety & Health Administration.

MSHA’s airborne contaminant enforcement on the rise Posted on 20 Jul 2022 in the featured & Features & From the Magazine categories.

Operators may want to consider a few safety measures in light of the Mine Safety & Health Administration's recent silica enforcement initiative announcement.

MSHA accident investigation reports should tell whole story Posted on 22 Apr 2022 in the featured & Features & From the Magazine categories.

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) referencing the presence of drugs – whether prescription or non-prescription – or alcohol in an accident investigation report would be the overwhelming exception to the rule.

Taking safety beyond training mandated by MSHA Posted on 11 Apr 2022 in the featured & Features & From the Magazine categories.

Training is essential to ensure miners understand how to safely perform a task. Training lays the groundwork for safety, but MSHA-mandated training alone is not enough.

Remembering Carin Burford: A template for a life well lived Posted on 15 Feb 2022 in the Features & From the Magazine categories.

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez pay tribute to their colleague Carin Burford, an impeccably prepared and fearless lawyer who died this month.

The problem with MSHA’s ‘fair notice’ Posted on 26 Jan 2022 in the featured & Features & From the Magazine categories.

While the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) may vacate a citation due to a lack of fair notice provided to an operator, that isn't always the end of the issue.

MSHA in transition mode as 2021 nears its end Posted on 18 Nov 2021 in the featured & Features & From the Magazine categories.

Ogletree Deakins' Bill Doran and Margo Lopez examine where we are with Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) enforcement, as well as what can be expected from the agency in 2022.