Tag: Mine Safety & Health Administration

Aggregate producers may see rulemaking on powered haulage safety in 2020, perhaps incorporating requirements for deploying new tech into current safety standards. Photo by Kevin Yanik

A year of twists and turns with MSHA

December 5, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez reflect on the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) key 2019 developments.

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What keeps aggregate producers up at night?

December 5, 2019By

Producers reveal their largest 2019 concerns, including employee retention, hiring, Mine Safety & Health Administration compliance and more.

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The pledges were presented to David Zatezalo, assistant secretary of the Mine Safety & Health Administration, during a joint-visit to support NSSGA's "Why Risk It? Just Click It!" campaign. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Labor

NSSGA compiles 5,000 seat belt safety pledges

December 3, 2019By

The pledges were presented to the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s David Zatezalo during a joint visit to support a seat belt safety campaign.

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If 21st century technology can improve both jobsite safety and production, there’s no reason not to embrace change. Photo: iStock.com/SeventyFour

When narratives are missing facts from MSHA investigations

November 8, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explain why keeping a level head during Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) investigations is critical.

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Aggregate producers are raising concerns as MSHA merges coal inspectors with the metal/nonmetal mining sector. Photo by Kevin Yanik

MSHA’s evolution through the years

November 6, 2019By

Check out insights from a fall 2019 panel discussion on the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA).

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Workplace exam education opportunities available

October 31, 2019By

With the 2017 workplace exams rule returning, the Mine Safety & Health Administration is hosting a series of meetings in November to educate its stakeholders.

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If 21st century technology can improve both jobsite safety and production, there’s no reason not to embrace change. Photo: iStock.com/SeventyFour

Interpreting mine safety regulations no simple business

October 16, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explore some of the regulatory inconsistencies mine operators have experienced with the Mine Safety & Health Administration.

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Characterizing MSHA’s latest enforcement approach

October 7, 2019By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) is nearing the completion of its second year under David Zatezalo, so how does enforcement under the new chief compare to the approaches of the last administration?

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