Tag: One MSHA initiative

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How subtle shifts in MSHA practice are having a big impact

December 24, 2021 By and

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) is gradually changing. These changes aren’t the kind announced in a press release or presented in a stakeholder meeting, though, so operators must remain wary.

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Turner Mining Group’s Thomas Haun (pictured at right) Photo: PamElla Lee Photography

Producers discuss ‘One MSHA’ initiative, mine inspections

June 16, 2020 By

Producers in the industry share their thoughts on the “One MSHA” initiative, their experiences and if the nature of mine inspections has shifted.

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The latest on MSHA’s agenda

April 20, 2020 By

A look at the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) reorganization and regulatory efforts, and what to expect going forward.

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Characterizing MSHA’s latest enforcement approach

October 7, 2019 By

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

‘One MSHA’ growing pains

September 24, 2019 By and

Developing a relationship with the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) outside of the inspection transaction is crucial to your compliance efforts.

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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, 2019 By

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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Making sense of the ‘One MSHA’ initiative

February 6, 2019 By

The consolidation of Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) sectors is underway, but the transition will likely produce challenges.

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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, 2019 By

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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MSHA admin to oversee coal, metal/nonmetal

December 26, 2018 By

Timothy Watkins, the agency’s new administrator over the two sectors, is a former deputy administrator for coal.

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