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Will 2016 bring more criminal prosecutions under the DOL/DOJ worker safety initiative?

Will 2016 bring more criminal prosecutions...

- Feb 01, 2016

Just prior to the end of 2015, the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Labor (DOL) announced an expanded “worker endangerment ...

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Discrimination claims on the rise

Discrimination claims on the rise

- Jan 10, 2016

Discrimination complaints under the Mine Act have become more commonplace in recent years, with the number of filed complaints increasing ...

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The Review Commission may have provided a roadmap for POV litigation

The Review Commission may have provided a...

- Dec 30, 2015

The Review Commission vacated ALJ Moran’s decision in Brody Mining, LLC, sending the case back for further proceedings after concluding ...

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Close the new backdoor to task training enforcement

Close the new backdoor to task training...

- Nov 26, 2015

It is no secret that the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has recently increased its workplace examination enforcement efforts. ...

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Tips for meeting MSHA’s tougher criteria for workplace examinations

Tips for meeting MSHA’s tougher...

- Oct 05, 2015

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently announced that it was “beefing up” its inspections, enforcement activity, and training ...

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Who needs rulemaking?

Who needs rulemaking?

- Sep 02, 2015

Amajor focus of the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) fatality prevention initiative, announced on Jan. 30, 2015, is workplace ...

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ALJ dismisses flagrant designation

ALJ dismisses flagrant designation

- Aug 09, 2015

An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) recently deleted a flagrant designation brought by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) against ...

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NEAR MISS: Miner severely injured after he was electrocuted

NEAR MISS: Miner severely injured after he...

- Jul 28, 2015

A miner was electrocuted at a surface mine recently and serious injured after an accident with a power circuit. According to ...

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MSHA highlights second quarter metal/non-metal accidents

MSHA highlights second quarter...

- Jul 27, 2015

During its July 23 quarterly training call, representatives of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reviewed fatalities and serious ...

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Will a new Supreme Court ruling mean put an end to the doctrine of deference?

Will a new Supreme Court ruling mean put an...

- Jul 05, 2015

In the October 2011 edition of Aggregates Manager, I wrote an article entitled “No Notice Required: MSHA’s disregard for rulemaking ...

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