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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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MSHA Takes Control

MSHA Takes Control

AggMan Staff - Feb 01, 2014

Agency expands its use of Section 103(k) orders as the Commission broadens the definition of accident.   By Kristin R.B. White, Contributing ...

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Unchecked Enforcement

Unchecked Enforcement

AggMan Staff - Jan 01, 2014

MSHA’s first enforcement measures for POV leave more unanswered question.   by R. Henry Moore and Jessica M. Juraksko, Contributing Editors     The “far-reaching ...

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Drawing the Correct Line

AggMan Staff - Dec 01, 2013

Despite MSHA’s contrary position, mobile equipment parked on a ‘ready line’ does not necessarily establish that it is “ready” for ...

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OSHA Slashes PEL, Costs to Skyrocket

AggMan Staff - Nov 01, 2013

OSHA-proposed rule would cut permissible exposure limits to crystalline silica in half; MSHA to follow suit.   By K. Brad Oakley   On Aug. ...

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MSHA Follows OSHA’s Lead on HazCom

MSHA Follows OSHA’s Lead on HazCom

AggMan Staff - Oct 01, 2013

While the change should ease confusion in the long term, operators need to note the differences between OSHA and MSHA ...

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Shedding Light on Special Assessments

Shedding Light on Special Assessments

AggMan Staff - Sep 01, 2013

Operators should be diligent in contesting special assessments and seeking justification for penalty calculations.   by Patrick W. Dennison   In 2007, new penalty ...

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ALJ Knows Best

ALJ Knows Best

AggMan Staff - Aug 01, 2013

Recent orders denying motions for settlement signal a need for change in the settlement process.   by Adam J. Schwendeman   In August of ...

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The State of S & S

AggMan Staff - Jul 01, 2013

Through two recent cases, the Review Commission is expanding what can be considered an S&S violation.   By Christopher G. Peterson   Many operators ...

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