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Tag: William Doran

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

Providing guidance on MSHA’s PRO Good Guidance rule

November 2, 2020By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez explain why mine operators and industry stakeholders should review posted Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) guidance documents and evaluate if changes are necessary.

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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

Expect MSHA to continue with its strong enforcement approach

October 7, 2020By and

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) has been active on both the enforcement and rulemaking fronts under the Trump administration, setting a course that it’s likely to keep for the foreseeable future.

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Continuous improvement is an important and necessary part of a safety program. Photo: IPGGutenbergUKLtd/Getty Images

Resolving to carry out safety improvements in 2020

February 19, 2020By and

Over time, everyone’s initial diligence in carrying out safety improvements falls by the wayside. Continuous improvement is important and necessary.

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Takeaways from Zatezalo’s speaking tour

May 22, 2018By and

The MSHA assistant secretary lays out his vision of the road ahead for the agency.

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Civil penalty assessments: Myths versus facts

April 4, 2018By and

We are often asked how the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) sets civil penalty amounts for citations – a simple question with a not-so-simple answer.

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How to handle MSHA abatement demands

March 8, 2018By and

The reality in abatement disputes is that negotiation is usually the most timely and effective means of resolving an abatement problem.

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MSHA’s transitions through the Trump Administration

January 8, 2018By and

A number of issues occupied the attention of the mining industry in 2017. Most of these issues arose as a result of the new administration in Washington.

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An inside look at MSHA’s rulemaking

December 11, 2017By and

A few weeks before the new workplace examination rule was slated to go into effect, the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) opened a proposed rulemaking.

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