Tag: Bill Doran

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Yes, POV is still a thing

March 7, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez examine the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s pattern of violations (POV) enforcement policy.

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Making sense of the ‘One MSHA’ initiative

February 6, 2019By

The consolidation of Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) sectors is underway, but the transition will likely produce challenges.

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Ogletree Deakins' Bill Doran addresses the 2019 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference. Photo by PamElla Lee

Impact inspections: Are they still a thing?

January 25, 2019By

Although the agency no longer publishes impact inspection details on its website, these remain a tool in the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s toolbox, according to Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran.

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When MSHA issues ‘duplicative’ citations

January 25, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explore what happens when the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) issues multiple citations for essentially the same issue.

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The Biltmore outside of Miami was the location of the 2019 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference. Photo by Joe McCarthy

Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference hosted in Miami

January 18, 2019By

South Florida was the home of this year’s annual event, which included discussions on equipment and technology, labor, safety and more.

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MSHA Assistant Secretary David Zatezalo addressed seat belt safety earlier this year at the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Annual Convention, stating that it is very difficult to enforce. Says Zatezalo: “I would tell you from my own experience that my father would never wear a seat belt. Toward the end of his life I bought him a car and he started wearing a seat belt. He said the dings and alarms made it easier to put the seat belt on.” Photo courtesy of the NSSGA

Workplace exams, streamlining and scofflaws

December 19, 2018By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez offer a report on the Mine Safety & Health Administration activity in 2018.

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Why MSHA suspicion isn’t enough in court

November 5, 2018By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explore why the Mine Act does not permit a citation based on mere speculation that a violation – that has not yet occurred – could happen in the future.

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Inspector sign-in standards

October 5, 2018By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez discuss sign-in standards for Mine Safety & Health Administration inspectors at aggregate operations.

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