Tag: S&S violations

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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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Examining the refined test for ‘S&S’ violations

July 31, 2020By and

For inspectors, whether a citation is going to be S&S often comes down to a simple assessment of hazard exposure and injury level.

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Characterizing MSHA’s latest enforcement approach

October 7, 2019By

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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Uncovering significant and substantial violations

February 10, 2017By and

Before the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) can issue an unwarrantable failure citation, the violation must be significant and substantial.

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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: Follow procedure to submit program for corrective action

April 3, 2014By

MSHA issued a reminder for the industry about the process for submitting a corrective action program for agency […]

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New MSHA tool allows mines to measure S&S violation rates

August 19, 2013By

MSHA launched an online tool, the S&S Rate Calculator, to enable mine operators who implement a corrective-action program […]

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