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Tag: Federal Mine Safety and Health Act

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What to expect with MSHA’s informal conference process

January 20, 2021By and

With the new presidential administration beginning, there are many changes that can be anticipated at the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) – including the agency’s informal conference process.

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How MSHA determines interference or discrimination

December 2, 2016By and

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act prohibits “discrimination” against miners and prohibits “interference” with protected rights of miners.

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The pattern of violations game, continued

December 7, 2015By

The most serious civil sanction under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act converts regular citations into repeated […]

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Who’s responsible?

September 8, 2015By

Suppose someone orders a miner to do something the miner says is unsafe. What happens if the miner […]

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MSHA allocates $8.3 million in safety training grants

August 22, 2014By

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has allocated $8,348,423 in health and safety […]

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Walk-around denied

August 18, 2014By

An MSHA inspector arrives at your operation and asks if you’ll accompany him during an inspection. A representative […]

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MSHA can take control after mine accidents

July 7, 2014By and

Companies subject to OSHA are inspected after accidents, but employers are under no legal obligation to shut down […]

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Accident and injury reports

May 26, 2014By and

MSHA is under pressure to audit mine operator reports of accidents, injuries and illnesses. The inspector general of […]

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