Rock Law

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 ...

Read More...

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. ...

Read More...

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 ...

Read More...

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 ...

Read More...

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 ...

Read More...

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 ...

Read More...

Penalty Primer

Penalty Primer

AggMan Staff - Jun 01, 2013

Here are some basic guidelines to civil penalties under Section 110(C) of the Mine Act.   by Christopher G. Peterson     Recently, the Mine ...

Read More...

A Flagrant Foul

AggMan Staff - May 01, 2013

Review Commission issues a troubling decision on “repeated flagrant” violations.   By Arthur Wolfson   The Federal Mine Safety Review Commission recently issued a ...

Read More...

Preservation of Evidence

Preservation of Evidence

AggMan Staff - Apr 01, 2013

A litigation hold requires parties to preserve evidence relevant to a legal dispute.   By Meredith A. Kapushion   Mine operators are familiar with ...

Read More...

The Pattern of Violation Rule

AggMan Staff - Mar 01, 2013

Is it more effective enforcement or simply another regulatory morass?   by  Laura E. Beverage and Michelle Witter   On Jan. 17, 2013, the ...

Read More...

SUBSCRIBE & FOLLOW

advertisement

TWITTER

FACEBOOK

BLOG

advertisement
advertisement
advertisement