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Tag: Federal Mine Safety & Health Act

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

How to recognize signs of ramped-up MSHA enforcement

August 2, 2021By and

Congress included in the Federal Mine Safety & Health Act what could be described as a “ramped up” enforcement scheme for the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA).

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How to handle MSHA abatement demands

March 8, 2018By and

The reality in abatement disputes is that negotiation is usually the most timely and effective means of resolving an abatement problem.

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Preventing MSHA’s POV enforcement

February 14, 2018By and

The old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” applies to the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) Pattern of Violations (POV) enforcement powers.

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An inside look at MSHA’s rulemaking

December 11, 2017By and

A few weeks before the new workplace examination rule was slated to go into effect, the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) opened a proposed rulemaking.

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