Tag: pattern of violations

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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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Preventing MSHA’s POV enforcement

February 14, 2018By and

The old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” applies to the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) Pattern of Violations (POV) enforcement powers.

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MSHA: No mines eligible for POV notice for third consecutive year

August 2, 2017By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration noted that, for the third consecutive year, no U.S. mining operations meet the criteria for a POV notice.

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Main looks forward, back as a new MSHA era dawns

December 14, 2016By

Joe Main, assistant secretary of labor at the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), reflected on his seven years at the agency during a teleconference with reporters.

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MSHA: No mines meet criteria for Pattern of Violations notice

June 30, 2016By

None of the nation’s more than 13,000 mining operations meets the criteria for a Pattern of Violations notice, MSHA reports.

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MSHA: Mining deaths drop to all-time lows

January 5, 2016By

Preliminary Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) data indicate that 28 miners died in 2015 in work-related accidents […]

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The pattern of violations game, continued

December 7, 2015By

The most serious civil sanction under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act converts regular citations into repeated […]

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MSHA: Reforms lead to mine safety improvements

August 12, 2015By

The U.S. Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) says the pattern of violations (POV) reforms it has enacted […]

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