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The results of MSHA’s recent performance review

January 3, 2024 By and

An Office of Inspector General performance review of the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) found significant deficiencies with the agency.

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Is heat illness regulation on the horizon?

October 20, 2023 By and

Several states – California, Washington and Minnesota – have implemented heat illness prevention standards, and more states may soon follow.

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Suzio addresses regulatory impacts on small businesses

October 19, 2023 By

Suzio York Hill’s Ric Suzio offered perspective to the House Committee on Small Business during a hearing on Capitol Hill.

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Operating safely when there is no MSHA standard

April 10, 2023 By and

When a new technology is introduced, it is tempting to assume that all of the new associated risks will be identified and addressed. This, however, is not always the case.

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OSHA plans to conduct inspections related to heat

May 6, 2022 By

A new Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) program will initiate inspections in ‘high-risk’ industries.

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Remembering Carin Burford: A template for a life well lived

February 15, 2022 By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez pay tribute to their colleague Carin Burford, an impeccably prepared and fearless lawyer who died this month.

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Supreme Court ruling blocks OSHA vaccine mandate

January 14, 2022 By

The Supreme Court ruling on the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 vaccine mandate notes that the virus is not an occupational hazard in most workplaces.

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OSHA unveils new COVID-19 emergency temporary standard

November 5, 2021 By

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association offered a reaction to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

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Producers excluded from COVID-19 emergency temporary standard

June 18, 2021 By

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association commended the Department of Labor on its exclusion of the aggregate industry in a COVID-19 emergency temporary standard.

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