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Tag: MSHA & The Law

MSHA is intensifying its approach to workplace health. Photo by Joe McCarthy.

A few legal considerations on MSHA’s COVID-19 guidance

April 1, 2021By and

Operators should familiarize themselves with current guidance and watch for Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) updates, write Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez.

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Examining flagrant and reckless MSHA violations

March 10, 2021By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez compare flagrant and reckless Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) violations, and how those could change under the Biden administration.

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Anticipating a COVID-19 emergency temporary standard in 2021

January 5, 2021By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez offer insight on what new COVID-19 safety standards to expect under the Biden administration.

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Reviewing MSHA in 2020, and a look to 2021

December 2, 2020By and

A question remains as to how the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) will apply its existing standards to address COVID hazards, Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez write.

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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

Providing guidance on MSHA’s PRO Good Guidance rule

November 2, 2020By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explain why mine operators and industry stakeholders should review posted Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) guidance documents and evaluate if changes are necessary.

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Doran & Lopez: How mining responded swiftly to the crisis

March 30, 2020By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez applaud the mining industry for their ability to adapt on the fly and rapidly implement new policies and procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coming to grips with MSHA’s enforcement of structural integrity

February 29, 2020By and

There has been an uptick in enforcement efforts related to structural integrity over the past six to seven years, due in large part to some high-profile structural failures at mines around the country.

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Best practices for when MSHA requests documents

January 6, 2020By and

Operators are understandably not enthusiastic about turning over materials to the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), so preparation is key in the event the agency makes such a request.

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