Regulatory Roundup

Mine operator wins on unwarrantable failure PPE issue

Mine operator wins on unwarrantable failure...

- Dec 04, 2012

One of the newer Administrative Law Judges - William Steele - has issued a decision in favor of a limestone ...

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Contractor equipment defect citations upheld

Contractor equipment defect citations upheld

- Nov 12, 2012

An independent contractor charged with three alleged violations of Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) equipment standards has been found ...

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MSHA Isn’t Held to a Timetable

AggMan Staff - Nov 01, 2012

The Commission declines to enforce its own deadline for MSHA to file petitions for assessment.   by K. Brad Oakley   In the June ...

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Commission addresses ALJ’s reduction of penalties

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Commission addresses...

- Oct 01, 2012

When a mine operator does not get the relief sought during negotiations with attorneys representing the Mine Safety and Health ...

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Appeals court reverses FMSHRC on temporary reinstatement

Appeals court reverses FMSHRC on temporary...

- Sep 04, 2012

On Aug. 14, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued its long-awaited ruling on the issue ...

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When is an accident ‘immediately reportable?’ A judge weighs in…

When is an accident ‘immediately...

- Jul 31, 2012

A pair of recent decisions show how complex it can be to analyze whether an incident is immediately reportable, and ...

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MSHA’s “Voices in the Workplace” project solicits comments, due July 12

MSHA’s “Voices in the...

- Jul 11, 2012

A project by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to elicit input from workers in mining workplaces is underway, ...

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Commission approves expansive reach of MSHA document requests

Commission approves expansive reach of MSHA...

- Jun 02, 2012

In the current Administration, both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) ...

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Equipment defect citation vacated in ‘ready line’ case

Equipment defect citation vacated in...

- Apr 30, 2012

    On April 1, 2012, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) launched phase three of its "Rules to Live By" ...

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FMSHRC Affirms Widening Scope of Persons Who Can Be Prosecuted Under Section 110(c)

FMSHRC Affirms Widening Scope of Persons Who...

- Apr 02, 2012

    The run of bad cases that has resulted in expanding the universe of individuals who can be civilly fined (and ...

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