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Tag: Mine Act

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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MSHA’s transitions through the Trump Administration

January 8, 2018By and

A number of issues occupied the attention of the mining industry in 2017. Most of these issues arose as a result of the new administration in Washington.

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What to do when MSHA demands documents

October 2, 2017By and

Imagine you are a quarry manager and you have received a letter from the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) requesting documents. What do you do?

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MSHA: No mines eligible for POV notice for third consecutive year

August 2, 2017By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration noted that, for the third consecutive year, no U.S. mining operations meet the criteria for a POV notice.

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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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