Tag: department of labor


Comparing and contrasting MSHA with OSHA

October 7, 2019By

Aggregate producers may not like everything about the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) approach, but a glimpse at a couple of day-to-day practices at the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) provides a look at a potential alternative universe.

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Eugene Scalia

New head at the Department of Labor

October 2, 2019By

Eugene Scalia officially took up the office this week, succeeding the departed Alexander Acosta.

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MSHA seeks data to protect miners from quartz exposure

August 28, 2019By

According to the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), quartz accounts for the overwhelming majority of naturally occurring crystalline silica.

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DOL again exploring health tied to underground diesel exhaust

March 23, 2018By

The U.S. Department of Labor will reopen the public comment period regarding the Request for Information on Exposure of Underground Miners to Diesel Exhaust.

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New head at MSHA – for now

August 22, 2017By

Learn more about the new acting head of the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), who will lead the agency until an assistant secretary is confirmed.

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MSHA and the new administration

May 10, 2017By

At Pit & Quarry’s annual roundtable, a topic of interest was potential changes coming to the Mine Safety & Health Administration.

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MSHA and the aggregate industry

April 3, 2017By

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Mike Johnson discusses the ongoing process to select the next assistant secretary of labor at the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), the evolution of the aggregate industry’s relationship with MSHA, and more.

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Cabinet update: EPA head confirmed, DOL nominee withdraws

February 21, 2017By

Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma’s attorney general, was confirmed as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator. Also, the Trump administration tapped a new nominee to head the Department of Labor following Andy Puzder’s withdrawal.

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