Tags: Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act)

Under the Influence

Mar 01, 2014

Under the Influence

Do operators have to take the blame for intoxicated employees?   Amanda E. Ferguson, Contributing Editor   On Jan. 1, 2014, Colorado became the first state to fully decriminalize marijuana. Washington will do the same later this year, and 20 other states have already ...

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Rock Law

Jul 06, 2011

The Unintended Impact of Imminent Danger In today’s enforcement-first environment, no company is immune from imminent danger orders. By Jason P. Webb A little-noticed provision of recently enacted legislation is causing headaches for mine operators without providing meaningful benefit to the public. On ...

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AggBeat: The heat is on MSHA

Jun 01, 2010

AggBeat:  The heat is on MSHA

An audit by the Department of Labor’s Office of the Inspector General reveals that 56 percent of ‘experienced’ journeymen MSHA inspectors aren’t trained properly. By Tina Grady Barbaccia, News and Digital Editor The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has received ...

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