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OSHA issues revised COVID-19 guidance

February 4, 2021By

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) new guidance details measures to mitigate spread in the workplace.

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What to expect with MSHA’s informal conference process

January 20, 2021By and

With the new presidential administration beginning, there are many changes that can be anticipated at the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) – including the agency’s informal conference process.

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MSHA: 29 miners died in 2020

January 13, 2021By

2020 marked the sixth consecutive year mining fatalities were below 30, the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) reports.

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Sponsored: MSHA’s shifting approach to COVID-19

January 13, 2021By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran expects a COVID-19 emergency temporary standard to emerge from the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) soon after Joe Biden takes up the presidency. What might the standard consist of? Doran offers perspective.

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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

MSHA’s Zatezalo recognizes upcoming National Miners Day

November 20, 2020By

David Zatezalo, assistant secretary of labor at the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), shared his thoughts on National Miners Day in a published letter on the agency’s website.

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Proposed MSHA rule coming on motor-driven equipment

November 18, 2020By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) latest proposed rule is about adopting standards for electric motor-driven mine equipment and accessories.

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Confined space accidents prompt MSHA alert

October 19, 2020By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) issued a safety alert after miners were fatally injured following them entering confined spaces to clear material and obstructions.

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MSHA providing operators flexibility on recertifications

March 26, 2020By

In light of the current business environment, the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) will work with mine operators on several key recertifications, including annual refresher training.

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