Tags: Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission (FMSHRC)

Unchecked Enforcement

Jan 01, 2014

Unchecked Enforcement

MSHA’s first enforcement measures for POV leave more unanswered question.   by R. Henry Moore and Jessica M. Juraksko, Contributing Editors     The “far-reaching implications” predicted by the National Mining Association (NMA) when the final Pattern of Violations (POV) Rule was announced in January ...

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Commission approves expansive reach of MSHA document requests

Jun 02, 2012

Commission approves expansive reach of MSHA document requests

In the current Administration, both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) have fixated on the issue of determining whether employers are underreporting injuries and occupational illnesses. This has lead to certain ...

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Court of Appeals Rules Section 103(k) Orders Can Be Challenged

Aug 01, 2011

Court of Appeals Rules Section 103(k) Orders Can Be Challenged

  by Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP On June 10, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, overruled the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC) in the case of Performance Coal Co., holding that the company was entitled to seek ...

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