Tags: Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

Information Library

Jan 01, 2013

Information Library

Educational materials for aggregates professionals   by Kerry Clines, Senior Editor kclines@randallreilly.com     Operator training   A complete and scalable solution for development of mining equipment operators blends eLearning, instructor-led training, medium- and high-fidelity simulators, and customized content and curriculum. The new tools and technologies include the ...

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Compliance with proper equipment guarding

Dec 04, 2012

Compliance with proper equipment guarding

The Mine Safety and Health Administration develops a guide to help producers abide by industry rules and protect against guarding-related violations. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rolled out a new compliance assistance resource on Oct. 4 to address one ...

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Mine operator wins on unwarrantable failure PPE issue

Dec 04, 2012

Mine operator wins on unwarrantable failure PPE issue

One of the newer Administrative Law Judges - William Steele - has issued a decision in favor of a limestone quarry operator in a case involving a worker's failure to wear eye protection. In Michels Corporation (ALJ, November 2012), ALJ ...

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MSHA issues potential pattern of violations letters to 4 mines

Nov 29, 2012

Four mining operations have received letters putting them on notice about a potential pattern of violations (PPOV) of mandatory health or safety standards under Section 104(e) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, the Mine Safety and ...

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MSHA: 30-year-old contract driller killed in machinery accident, 17th fatality in metal and non-metal sector

Nov 08, 2012

MSHA: 30-year-old contract driller killed in machinery accident, 17th fatality in metal and non-metal sector

A 30-year old contract driller with six years of experience was killed at Northeast Solite Corp.'s Mount Marion Pit and Mill, a common shale operation in New York, on Nov. 1 in a machinery accident, according to a Nov. 8 ...

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Reining in Reinstatement Claims

Oct 04, 2012

Sixth Circuit overrides Secretary of Labor on temporary reinstatement of terminated miners.   by Meredith A. Kapushion   Mine operators and miners familiar with the procedures for temporary reinstatement under the Mine Act may be aware of the shift in the Mine Safety and ...

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Commission addresses ALJ’s reduction of penalties

Oct 01, 2012

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Commission addresses ALJ’s reduction of penalties

When a mine operator does not get the relief sought during negotiations with attorneys representing the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) who are employed by a separate agency within the Department of Labor, the “Office of the Solicitor," or ...

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MSHA helps miners get temporary job reinstatements after discrimination complaints

Sep 04, 2012

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) says it has stepped up its efforts to educate miners about their safety and health rights, promptly and thoroughly investigate discrimination complaints, and take legal action with the help of department attorneys, which ...

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Appeals court reverses FMSHRC on temporary reinstatement

Sep 04, 2012

Appeals court reverses FMSHRC on temporary reinstatement

On Aug. 14, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued its long-awaited ruling on the issue of whether a miner whose complaint was dismissed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) — but who availed himself ...

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MSHA’s Evolving Authority

Sep 01, 2012

MSHA’s Evolving Authority

The agency’s ever-changing role merits another look at its boundaries for inspection and investigation.   By Laura E. Beverage and Christopher G. Peterson     In last month’s Rock Law column, a Jackson Kelly associate discussed how the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission’s ...

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One-on-one with MSHA’s Joe Main

Aug 20, 2012

I had an interesting conversation with MSHA's Joe Main. He spoke extensively about the progress MSHA has made in regard to consistency training for field inspectors and touted the progress made through MSHA's partnerships with the NSSGA and state aggregate ...

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When is an accident ‘immediately reportable?’ A judge weighs in…

Jul 31, 2012

When is an accident ‘immediately reportable?’ A judge weighs in…

A pair of recent decisions show how complex it can be to analyze whether an incident is immediately reportable, and whether the $5,000 mandatory minimum penalty has any latitude for lower penalties in light of mitigating circumstances. Under the MINER Act ...

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