Tag: pattern of violations

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MSHA wields POV authority with latest screening

February 16, 2024By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) conducted two pattern of violations (POV) screenings in 2023, marking the first time in the agency’s history that more than one was conducted in a single calendar year.

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Outlining MSHA enforcement in 2023

April 13, 2023By

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran outlines the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) ramped-up enforcement and why the approach may continue in 2023.

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MSHA issues wake-up call on POV

January 5, 2023By and

A recent pattern of violation (POV) enforcement action reminds the industry that the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) has a strong enforcement weapon at its disposal.

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MSHA: No mines in U.S. have pattern of violations

October 1, 2021By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) found that none of the 12,000 mine operations in the U.S. met the criteria for patterns of violations for the seventh consecutive year.

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Aggregate producers may see rulemaking on powered haulage safety in 2020, perhaps incorporating requirements for deploying new tech into current safety standards. Photo by Kevin Yanik

How to recognize signs of ramped-up MSHA enforcement

August 2, 2021By and

Congress included in the Federal Mine Safety & Health Act what could be described as a “ramped up” enforcement scheme for the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA).

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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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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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Upgraded MSHA data system to assist operators with compliance

June 13, 2019By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) completed an upgrade to its primary data system, bringing increased functionality and more intuitive navigation to this feature on the agency’s website.

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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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