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Challenges continue on POV rule

Challenges continue on POV rule

- Nov 01, 2014

In January 2013, the final Pattern of Violations (POV) rule was announced by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). ...

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Bigger penalties ahead

Bigger penalties ahead

- Oct 01, 2014

On July 31, MSHA published proposed revisions to the current criteria and procedures for assessment of civil penalties.  79 Fed. ...

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Denial of walk around rights during impact inspection may lead to vacated citations

Denial of walk around rights during impact...

- Sep 01, 2014

Denial of walkaround rights during impact inspection may lead to vacated citations.    Since April 2010, the Mine Safety and Health Administration ...

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Miner’s discrimination complaints:  What’s an operator to do?

Miner’s discrimination complaints: ...

- Aug 05, 2014

This article has been contributed by Max L. Corley, III. Mine operators across the United States are facing an unprecedented number ...

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Crucial Clarification of “Repeated Flagrant” Provision

Crucial Clarification of “Repeated...

AggMan Staff - Aug 01, 2014

Recent orders by ALJ explain criteria for flagrant violations. by Adam J. Schwendeman In March 2013, the Federal Mine Safety and Health ...

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Is your social media policy in need of a makeover?

Is your social media policy in need of a...

- Jul 01, 2014

by M. Robin Repass With the popularity of social media as a source of communication in today’s workplace, it is essential ...

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Who files contract injury reports?

Who files contract injury reports?

- Jun 01, 2014

Who files injury reports depends on who is directly supervising the contract worker, at least for now.   By Christopher G. Peterson   Recently, ...

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Differing Perspectives

AggMan Staff - May 01, 2014

Administrative law judges take different viewpoints on pre-shift examinations and MSHA inspections.   by Dana M. Svendsen   During Mine Safety and Health Administration ...

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Be Ready to Make a Quick Call

Be Ready to Make a Quick Call

AggMan Staff - Apr 01, 2014

What is an ‘injury which has a reasonable potential to cause death?’   By Arthur Wolfson   Every day, mine operators across the country ...

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Under the Influence

Under the Influence

AggMan Staff - Mar 01, 2014

Do operators have to take the blame for intoxicated employees?   Amanda E. Ferguson, Contributing Editor   On Jan. 1, 2014, Colorado became the ...

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