Tags: Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration

MSHA expands its access to records

Aug 01, 2012

MSHA expands its access to records

Commission’s decision requires operators to hand over miners’ information, including documents not required to be retained.   Mine operators now have less freedom to properly refuse to turn over documents demanded by inspectors. A recent decision by the Federal Mine Safety and ...

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Section 103(k) Shutdowns

Mar 19, 2012

Section 103(k) Shutdowns

MSHA’s expansive use of Section 103(k) orders is a derogation of the purpose and intent of an enforcement tool In the last year, the Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has shut down several mines and imposed significant operating costs on ...

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