Tag: Ogletree Deakins

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Why didn’t you see this coming from MSHA?

August 16, 2019By and

It’s crucial that producers prepare for all possibilities during a Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) inspection.

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The Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association approached the Ohio Department of Transportation about producing a study that would examine the effects communities would experience if one local quarry was removed. Photo by Kevin Yanik.

MSHA’s role in natural disasters

July 19, 2019By and

Given MSHA’s expansive regulatory coverage, producers should expect the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) to consider any natural disaster-related activity at a mine to be under its domain.

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

Understanding MSHA’s informal conference process

June 13, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explain how the process can provide an efficient means for addressing issues with citations early on.

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

MSHA renews its focus on health

May 17, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explore the intensifying focus on health by the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA).

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Bill Doran says there is a different atmosphere around MSHA now that Assistant Secretary David Zatezalo is leading the agency centered on mine safety and health. Photo courtesy of PamElla Lee Photography.

Dissecting MSHA’s 2019 agenda

April 22, 2019By

The tone coming out of the Mine Safety & Health Administration shifted under the current administration, but frontline changes are slow to surface.

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Autonomous vehicles and MSHA

April 8, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez examine evolving aggregate industry tech and how the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) will respond.

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Yes, POV is still a thing

March 7, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez examine the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s pattern of violations (POV) enforcement policy.

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Ogletree Deakins' Bill Doran addresses the 2019 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference. Photo by PamElla Lee

Impact inspections: Are they still a thing?

January 25, 2019By

Although the agency no longer publishes impact inspection details on its website, these remain a tool in the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s toolbox, according to Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran.

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