Tags: Mine Act

Rock Law

Aug 01, 2011

Strictly Speaking A recent ALJ decision establishes that the Mine Act’s imposition of ‘strict liability’ on operators is not without its limits. By Ben McFarland Most who are familiar with the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act (Act) are aware that it is ...

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Rock Law

Jun 01, 2011

Rock Law

Get it in writing Work refusals and temporary reinstatement under the Mine Act. By Page H. Jackson Every supervisor at a mine needs to be aware of the procedures to follow if a miner raises a question as to whether a given procedure ...

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Editorial

Jun 01, 2011

Editorial

Don't Undermine Safety By Therese Dunphy The winds of change are blowing through the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) Small Mine Office (SMO). According to Joe Main, assistant secretary of labor, mine safety and health, the office is being decentralized with ...

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Rock Law

May 08, 2011

Looking Back It’s time to set aside hyperbole and focus on whatever drives safety reform. by Mark Savit I am sad to say that this will be our last column in Aggregates Manager. We started writing for the magazine almost at the same ...

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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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Rock Law: A new era of enforcement

Jun 01, 2010

A federal anti-shredding statute may provide a new avenue for MSHA criminal enforcement. By Marci Fulton The tragic events at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia this April were followed by the inevitable scramble to determine not only what went ...

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Taking inventory

May 01, 2010

Taking inventory By Peter Gould Let us stop for a moment to reflect on where we are and how we arrived. Congress explains its reasons for enacting the Mine Act with an important introductory section entitled “Findings and Purpose.” That section states, ...

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