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Tag: MSHA rulemaking

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MSHA targeting silica with enforcement initiative

June 13, 2022By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) is taking steps to reduce the exposure miners face to silica dust as work continues on a health standard.

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What’s next for MSHA’s mobile equipment safety rule?

January 7, 2022By

The U.S. Department of Labor is holding a public hearing on the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s proposed rule to improve safe use of mobile, powered-haulage mining equipment.

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Bill Doran Pit & Quarry Roundtable and Conference 2021 Photo: PamElla Lee Photography

Ogletree Deakins’ Doran discusses a new era for MSHA

August 13, 2021By

Bill Doran of Ogletree Deakins discussed where the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) stands under the Biden administration, COVID-19 impacts on enforcement and more at the 2021 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference.

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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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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

Expect MSHA to continue with its strong enforcement approach

October 7, 2020By and

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) has been active on both the enforcement and rulemaking fronts under the Trump administration, setting a course that it’s likely to keep for the foreseeable future.

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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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An inside look at MSHA’s rulemaking

December 11, 2017By and

A few weeks before the new workplace examination rule was slated to go into effect, the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) opened a proposed rulemaking.

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