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OSHA cites Nebraska sand and gravel company

Oct 23, 2014

OSHA cites Nebraska sand and gravel company

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Van Kirk Sand and Gravel, which operates as Van Kirk Brothers Contracting, for two serious safety violations. Two workers were injured at the Nebraska company after being struck-by an ...

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MSHA extends comment period on proposed penalty changes

Sep 15, 2014

MSHA extends comment period on proposed penalty changes

On Sept. 15, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that on Sept. 16 it would publish a notice in the Federal Register extending the comment period from Sept. 29 to Dec. 3, 2014, on its proposed rule for Criteria ...

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MSHA’s proposed penalty changes could increase citation costs

Aug 01, 2014

MSHA’s proposed penalty changes could increase citation costs

On July 31, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that makes significant changes to its existing civil penalty regulations. Aggregates operators should familiarize themselves with the proposed changes and consider the ...

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MSHA’s April impact inspections result in 58 citations

May 30, 2014

MSHA’s April impact inspections result in 58 citations

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Thursday that it issued 58 citations and 14 orders to metal and nonmetal mines during April impact inspections. Of those, a limestone mine received 13 citations, while three other plants mining metals and ...

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MSHA issues 27 citations, 1 order in March impact inspections

May 01, 2014

MSHA issues 27 citations, 1 order in March impact inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Wednesday that it issued 27 citations and one order to metal and nonmetal mines during March impact inspections. A cement operation received 21 citations and one order, while a sand and rock mine ...

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MSHA issues 57 citations, 16 orders in December

Jan 29, 2014

MSHA issues 57 citations, 16 orders in December

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Wednesday that federal inspectors issued 57 citations and 16 orders during impact inspections conducted at two metal and nonmetal mines in December. MSHA issued 49 citations and 12 orders to Veris Gold Corp. ...

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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 Administration (MSHA) announced it will begin implementing pre-assessment conferencing procedures in January 2012 in an effort to reduce the backlog ...

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‘Following Up on an MSHA Inspection’ webinar set for July 20

Jun 29, 2010

Mike Heenan, an attorney at Ogletree & Deakins and a member of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's (NSSGA) Council of Counsel will present the webinar, "Following Up on an MSHA Inspection," which will outline ways to evaluate and ...

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MSHA’s Main gives statement Tiller No. 1 Mine violations ruling

Jun 10, 2010

Joseph A. Main, assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), has issued the following statement on a ruling in the Tiller No. 1 Mine pattern of violations case: "As a result of today's ...

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D-paper D-ciphered

Nov 03, 2009

Prior violations can have lasting repercussions that only begin with unwarrantable failure citations. by Peter S. Gould  With Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) enforcement efforts ramped up to levels seldom before seen, more and more 104(d)-paper is being issued to the ...

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The Time Trap

Jun 01, 2009

MSHA’s new conference process may cause operators who want to challenge citations to make difficult decisions. by Mark Savit                                                            As you likely know, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has changed the way it conferences citations. MSHA still wants you ...

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