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MSHA issues citations to five metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in February

Mar 30, 2015

MSHA issues citations to five metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in February

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that federal inspectors issued 195 citations and 15 orders during special impact inspections conducted at 12 coal mines and five metal/non-metal (MNM) mines during the month of February. One of the five ...

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Information wins liability cases

Mar 01, 2015

Information wins liability cases

Because the Mine Act is a strict liability statute, liability is not attributed to an operator in the way many persons would expect. Rather, it means liability without fault. It is not simply a matter of right or wrong with respect ...

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NSSGA responds to proposed increase in MSHA spending

Feb 12, 2015

NSSGA responds to proposed increase in MSHA spending

The Obama Administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 includes a 5-percent increase, up to $394 million, in spending for the Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), according to a report in the National Stone, Sand and ...

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Fatality spike will lead to increased MSHA enforcement, outreach

Feb 06, 2015

Fatality spike will lead to increased MSHA enforcement, outreach

Regulators and operators should feel a sense of urgency when it comes to reversing the spike in metal/non-metal fatalities. That was the message shared by Joeseph A. Main, assistant secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, and Neal Merrifield, ...

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MSHA reorganizes to centralize oversight of assessments, accountability programs

Feb 08, 2012

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced a reorganization designed to centralize its oversight of certain cross-cutting, compliance-related actions. MSHA's Office of Assessments, Accountability, Special Enforcement, and Investigations will ...

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Enhanced Enforcement

Feb 02, 2010

Why U.S. targeted industries should focus on Clean Water Act compliance. by Henry Chajet and Scott Stewart Strengthening clean water enforcement is a high priority of the Obama Administration. On Oct. 15, 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Enforcement and ...

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Expect Enforcement

Jan 01, 2010

New agency leaders put the industry on notice. By Henry Chajet and Christa Lee Rock             “It’s time to put the ‘H’ for ‘Health’ back in ‘MSHA,’” Dr. Greg Wagner recently told the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. Wagner, ...

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September 2009 – AggBeat

Sep 01, 2009

by Kerry Clines, Senior Editor Bauma 2010 Bauma, the world’s largest trade fair for the construction industry, will take place at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre in Munich, Germany, next April. The show is expected to set new records in attendance, ...

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