Tags: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

How to avoid work zone injuries and deaths

Aug 27, 2014

How to avoid work zone injuries and deaths

Serious injury and death is becoming an all-too-common occurrence for highway construction workers. Although workers aren’t always at fault, there are several preventable measures that can be taken to help reduce the risk of such a horrible and tragic accident. Here ...

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NSSGA: Protect future operations by giving input on OSHA’s silica rule

Jun 10, 2014

NSSGA: Protect future operations by giving input on OSHA’s silica rule

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) is urging industry input on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed rule on respirable crystalline silica. Related: Three fatal flaws of OSHA’s proposed crystalline silica rule NSSGA last week filed with OSHA ...

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MSHA clarifies safety belt, safety line compliance

Mar 31, 2014

MSHA clarifies safety belt, safety line compliance

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a Program Policy Letter (PPL) to clarify compliance with safety belts and lines addressed in 30 C.F.R. §§ 56/57.15005. The PPL, which MSHA released due to operator questions about which factors MSHA ...

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NSSGA’s Pam Whitted testifies to OSHA on potential impacts of proposed crystalline silica rule

Mar 27, 2014

NSSGA’s Pam Whitted testifies to OSHA on potential impacts of proposed crystalline silica rule

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s Senior Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Pam Whitted on Thursday testified before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on the agency’s proposed silica rule. OSHA’s analysis for the proposed regulation has ...

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Three fatal flaws of OSHA’s proposed crystalline silica rule

Mar 17, 2014

Three fatal flaws of OSHA’s proposed crystalline silica rule

In just a few weeks, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will conclude its public hearings on a proposed rule for crystalline silica exposure. A final rule could follow in short order, and could provide the basis for a ...

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OSHA Slashes PEL, Costs to Skyrocket

Nov 01, 2013

OSHA-proposed rule would cut permissible exposure limits to crystalline silica in half; MSHA to follow suit.   By K. Brad Oakley   On Aug. 23, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a proposed rule that will drastically reduce the current Permissible ...

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MSHA Follows OSHA’s Lead on HazCom

Oct 01, 2013

MSHA Follows OSHA’s Lead on HazCom

While the change should ease confusion in the long term, operators need to note the differences between OSHA and MSHA rules and make the necessary changes.   by Meredith A. Kapushion   The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued ...

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VIDEO: 1938 Labor Dept. video aims to prevent Silicosis

Sep 09, 2013

VIDEO: 1938 Labor Dept. video aims to prevent Silicosis

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced plans to update its 40-year-old standards. OSHA’s proposed rule, according to an August report from our sister site, Equipment World, aims to lower worker exposure to crystalline silica, which can come from ...

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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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Walk the Walk

Jul 01, 2012

Nearly everyone has heard the phrase, ‘If you can’t walk the walk, don’t talk the talk.’ Those words echoed through my mind as I read a copy of the letter sent by Sen. John Kline (R-Minn.), who serves as chairman ...

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