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AggMan Staff - Apr 01, 2012

Consider the impact of the physical and chemical properties of the parts when evaluating the whole. By Bill Langer After I retired ...

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Section 103(k) Shutdowns

Section 103(k) Shutdowns

AggMan Staff - Mar 19, 2012

MSHA’s expansive use of Section 103(k) orders is a derogation of the purpose and intent of an enforcement tool In the ...

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Reassessing Pre-Assessment

- Feb 17, 2012

Operators should be prepared for the return of pre-assessment conferences. By Kristin R. White   On Dec. 1, 2011, the Mine Safety and Health ...

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AggMan Staff - Jan 07, 2012

An Alarming Decision Review Commission ruling increases the burden on mines to maintain automatic warning devices on mobile equipment. In a case ...

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MSHA Suffers a Setback

AggMan Staff - Jan 01, 2012

An administrative law judge applies common sense to a decision related to truck scales and berms.     The last several years have ...

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AggMan Staff - Dec 02, 2011

Advanced Notice Prohibition of ‘advance notice’ must be balanced with the operator’s right to accompany the inspector. Mine Safety and Health Administration ...

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AggMan Staff - Nov 14, 2011

Know Your Mine’s History of MSHA Violations Failing to contest MSHA citations when valid defenses exist can unknowingly result in significant ...

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AggMan Staff - Oct 03, 2011

No Notice Required MSHA’s disregard for rulemaking authority makes its way to the Review Commission. By Patrick W. Dennison The Mine Act’s requirement ...

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AggMan Staff - Sep 01, 2011

Part 50 Audits Is any document off limits? by Whitney G. Clegg Does the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) have carte blanche ...

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AggMan Staff - Aug 01, 2011

Strictly Speaking A recent ALJ decision establishes that the Mine Act’s imposition of ‘strict liability’ on operators is not without its ...

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