Tag: Bill Doran

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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Workplace examinations: Clarification or confusion?

September 10, 2018By and

What is the Mine Safety & Health Administration really saying in its latest guidance on the controversial workplace exams rule? Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explore.

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Seeking clarity on crystalline silica

August 10, 2018By

The new Occupational Safety & Health Administration rule blurs the compliance line for a number of industry companies.

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Preventing workplace violence

August 1, 2018By and

With workplace violence becoming problematic across the nation, what can producers do to help prevent an incident at their operation?

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Religious fasting: A legal issue for operators?

July 13, 2018By and

Accommodations producers should make for employees celebrating Ramadan and other religious occasions that raise safety concerns on the job.

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