Tags: Joseph A. Main

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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MSHA June impact inspections: 194 citations issued

Jul 28, 2011

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) revealed on July 28 that federal inspectors issued 194 citations, orders, and safeguards during special impact inspections conducted at 12 coal mines and two metal/non-metal mines during the month of June. The coal mines ...

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Regulatory Update MSHA

Jun 02, 2011

Regulatory Update MSHA

Small Mine Office MSHA’s Joe Main talks about mine safety and his vision for the Small Mine Office. By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor Small mines make up about 50 percent of all mines in the United States. According to the Mine Safety and ...

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MSHA: Upper Big Branch mine explosion one-year later

Apr 06, 2011

One the one-year anniversary of the coal mine explosion — April 5 — that claimed 29 lives at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia, Joseph A. Main, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health, issued the ...

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AggBeat

Mar 03, 2011

AggBeat

Overall mining deaths up in 2010 NSSGA: ‘We cannot rest until fatalities among aggregates workers reach and are sustained at zero.” by Tina Grady Barbaccia, News and Digital Editor Mining fatalities in the United States increased in 2010, following a year marked by ...

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AggBeat

Feb 01, 2011

MSHA Ramps Up Exposure Monitoring The details of the added enforcement remain somewhat vague, but NSSGA is upgrading its efforts to help operations comply with the new standards.  By Tina Grady Barbaccia, News and Digital Editor The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) ...

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MSHA issues 250 citations in special impact inspections

Dec 23, 2010

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) federal inspectors issued 250 citations, orders and safeguards during special impact inspections conducted at 12 coal and 10 metal/non-metal mine operations in November, the government agency announced on Dec. 21. These inspections, which began in ...

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AggBeat

Nov 01, 2010

AggBeat

Cleaning the air Luck Stone initiative with EPA, others means cleaner, greener power at four plants. By Tina Grady Barbaccia Funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to Virginia Clean Cities and James Madison University will help launch the first construction repowering ...

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AggBeat (Digital Exclusives)

Oct 01, 2010

MSHA reminds miners they can request inspections for hazardous conditions By Tina Grady Barbaccia, News and Digital Editor The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released two new program information bulletins pertaining to the rights of miners who make hazardous condition ...

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MSHA issues safety alert, fatality update

Sep 06, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration has issued a safety alert and fatality update to the mining industry to draw renewed attention to deaths that have occurred this year in mines throughout the country. "While headlines continue ...

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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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MSHA appoints team to investigate Upper Big Branch South Mine explosion

Apr 07, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has appointed a team to investigate the April 5 explosion at the Upper Big Branch South Mine (Performance Coal Co.) in Whitesville, W.Va. "Twenty-five hardworking men died unnecessarily in a ...

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