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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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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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