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Producers excluded from COVID-19 emergency temporary standard

June 18, 2021By

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association commended the Department of Labor on its exclusion of the aggregate industry in a COVID-19 emergency temporary standard.

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Aggregate producers may see rulemaking on powered haulage safety in 2020, perhaps incorporating requirements for deploying new tech into current safety standards. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Providing guidance on MSHA’s PRO Good Guidance rule

November 2, 2020By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explain why mine operators and industry stakeholders should review posted Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) guidance documents and evaluate if changes are necessary.

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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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WPT Power receives safety, health award from OSHA

September 13, 2017By

WPT Power Corp. received the Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Award from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

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DOL to review workplace examination rule

February 24, 2017By

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will review a Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) rule on workplace examinations.

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Labor secretary the latest addition to Trump cabinet

December 9, 2016By

President-elect Donald Trump selected Andy Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants, to head the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Report: MSHA’s civil penalties reform effort over

November 28, 2016By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) is no longer seeking to reform the system by which civil penalties are assessed against mining operations.

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Battling for independent contractor status

September 5, 2016By

When it comes to classifying workers as employees or independent contractors, be sure to get it right.

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