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Managing hazard complaint inspections

April 3, 2020By and

While a hazard complaint inspection may resemble a regular inspection, operators need to be aware of the differences between the two, writes Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez.

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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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How MSHA is responding to the coronavirus

March 27, 2020By

Although the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) continues to perform mandatory inspections, the agency is encouraging inspectors to work in cooperation with operators on site due to the circumstances created by the coronavirus.

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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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MSHA: No POV notices issued in last 12-month stretch

March 20, 2020By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) most recent Pattern of Violations (POV) screening period stretched from February 2019 to January 2020.

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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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In the NIOSH study, illuminance on the platform of equipment was typically the best compared to levels measured on the ground below the first step and the first step, especially in the presence of task lighting. Photo: NIOSH

Lighting mobile equipment for safer surface mining operations

February 28, 2020By and

Results from a recent study indicate that mobile equipment operators identified proper illumination as a superior feature of safe ingress/egress systems.

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Resolving to carry out safety improvements in 2020

February 19, 2020By and

Over time, everyone’s initial diligence in carrying out safety improvements falls by the wayside. Continuous improvement is important and necessary.

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