Tag: mine inspections

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Where MSHA enforcement and leadership are headed

August 1, 2022By

With some change already underway at the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), Ogletree Deakins’ Margo Lopez offers a look at what’s coming next.

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Getting workers back into a pit or quarry in 2022 is sadly easier said than done. Photo: isabela66/iStock / Getty Images Plus/GettY Images

A common-sense approach to MSHA jurisdiction

May 20, 2022By and

The Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission recently held that the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) does not have jurisdiction to inspect equipment located off mine property, even if it is sometimes used at a mine.

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Why remote MSHA enforcement is serious

September 7, 2020By and

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) has employed technology to remotely conduct some enforcement procedures, and mine operators should treat the investigations with the same seriousness and preparation that would be accorded an in-person investigation.

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Producers discuss ‘One MSHA’ initiative, mine inspections

June 16, 2020By

Producers in the industry share their thoughts on the “One MSHA” initiative, their experiences and if the nature of mine inspections has shifted.

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New tech to modernize MSHA inspections

February 22, 2018By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) initiated the deployment of a mobile inspection application system to enhance the efficiency of mine inspectors.

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How to handle the closeout conference

June 9, 2017By and

The best strategy for a closeout conference, like an inspection, depends on a lot of factors.

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MSHA announces May impact inspections results

July 1, 2016By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) announced that federal inspectors issued 89 citations during special impact inspections in May.

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MSHA releases July inspection results

August 29, 2014By

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released its July impact inspection results, which

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Walk-around denied

August 18, 2014By

An MSHA inspector arrives at your operation and asks if you’ll accompany him during an inspection. A representative

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