Tag: MSHA

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US mines do not meet POV criteria for fifth consecutive year

November 11, 2019By

None of the nation’s 13,000-plus mining operations met the criteria for a Pattern of Violations (POV) for the fifth consecutive year.

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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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Comparing and contrasting MSHA with OSHA

October 7, 2019By

Aggregate producers may not like everything about the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) approach, but a glimpse at a couple of day-to-day practices at the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) provides a look at a potential alternative universe.

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MSHA’s 2017 workplace exams rule back in place

October 2, 2019By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) put this old rule into effect after a court vacated a 2018 update of the rule on examinations of working places.

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