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Tag: Mine Act

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

Where the industry stands with MHSA – and what’s ahead

June 29, 2021By and

It has been more than five months since the Biden administration took office, and while there is still a lot to learn about the potential enforcement focus of the MHSA, much has become clearer.

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MSHA program reclaims $5.2M in unpaid fines

October 25, 2018By

According to the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), a strengthened enforcement initiative has produced outstanding fines this year from 49 mine operators.

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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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Civil penalty assessments: Myths versus facts

April 4, 2018By and

We are often asked how the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) sets civil penalty amounts for citations – a simple question with a not-so-simple answer.

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