Tag: Margo Lopez

MSHA is intensifying its approach to workplace health. Photo by Joe McCarthy.

MSHA’s renews its focus on health

May 17, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explore the intensifying focus on health by the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA).

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Photo by Joe McCarthy

Autonomous vehicles and MSHA

April 8, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez examine evolving aggregate industry tech and how the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) will respond.

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Photo: iStock.com/gobalink

Yes, POV is still a thing

March 7, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez examine the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s pattern of violations (POV) enforcement policy.

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Photo by Joe McCarthy

When MSHA issues ‘duplicative’ citations

January 25, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explore what happens when the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) issues multiple citations for essentially the same issue.

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MSHA Assistant Secretary David Zatezalo addressed seat belt safety earlier this year at the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Annual Convention, stating that it is very difficult to enforce. Says Zatezalo: “I would tell you from my own experience that my father would never wear a seat belt. Toward the end of his life I bought him a car and he started wearing a seat belt. He said the dings and alarms made it easier to put the seat belt on.” Photo courtesy of the NSSGA

Workplace exams, streamlining and scofflaws

December 19, 2018By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez offer a report on the Mine Safety & Health Administration activity in 2018.

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Photo courtesy of the National Institute for Occupational Safety Health

Why MSHA suspicion isn’t enough in court

November 5, 2018By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explore why the Mine Act does not permit a citation based on mere speculation that a violation – that has not yet occurred – could happen in the future.

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Inspector sign-in standards

October 5, 2018By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez discuss sign-in standards for Mine Safety & Health Administration inspectors at aggregate operations.

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Photo courtesy of the National Institute for Occupational Safety Health

Workplace examinations: Clarification or confusion?

September 10, 2018By and

What is the Mine Safety & Health Administration really saying in its latest guidance on the controversial workplace exams rule? Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explore.

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