Tag: Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977

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Determining when MSHA is inspecting or investigating

June 1, 2023By and

Although the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) makes regular inspections of mine sites, operators should be sure to manage an agency investigation differently.

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Operating safely when there is no MSHA standard

April 10, 2023By and

When a new technology is introduced, it is tempting to assume that all of the new associated risks will be identified and addressed. This, however, is not always the case.

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Aggregate producers are raising concerns as MSHA merges coal inspectors with the metal/nonmetal mining sector. Photo by Kevin Yanik

What operators must know about civil penalty assessments

February 9, 2023By and

Contesting civil penalties brought forth by the Mine Safety & Health Administration can bring about changes to the citation.

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MSHA launches miner safety, health app

September 13, 2022By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) unveiled a mobile app aimed at providing miners with health and safety information, best practices and more.

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What qualifies as ‘advance notice’ under the Mine Act?

August 22, 2022By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez examine what qualifies as “advance notice” according to the Mine Safety & Health Administration.

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Says Trimble Applanix’s Damir Gumerov: “It’s easier to design a mine site as a closed environment, something where you train people on the site to react.” Photo: P&Q Staff

MSHA program aims to enhance driver safety

June 20, 2022By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez outline a recent program from the Mine Safety & Health Administration aimed at protecting truck drivers.

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MSHA accident investigation reports should tell whole story

April 22, 2022By and

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) referencing the presence of drugs – whether prescription or non-prescription – or alcohol in an accident investigation report would be the overwhelming exception to the rule.

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Although most of “Copper Canyon” takes place at an underground coal mine, author Tim Means says the novel’s lessons apply broadly to all operations subject to the Mine Act. Photo: ollo/ iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Addressing ‘flaws’ in the Mine Act

February 2, 2022By

A retired mine safety and health lawyer recently published a legal thriller that underscores dangerous, real-world defects impacting the mining industry.

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How to formulate a game plan for MSHA special investigations

October 29, 2021By and

With anecdotal evidence of an uptick in Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) special investigations, it’s prudent to review procedures and best practices.

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