Tag: POV

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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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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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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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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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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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