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The State of S & S

Jul 01, 2013

Through two recent cases, the Review Commission is expanding what can be considered an S&S violation.   By Christopher G. Peterson   Many operators may not be aware of this, but we have been in a state of flux regarding significant and substantial (S&S) ...

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Where is S&S Going?

May 01, 2012

If it is upheld, the Cumberland case could expand the designation of S&S violations. By Arthur Wolfson A few years ago, I attended a mine safety seminar where one speaker lamented that the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and mine operators ...

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D-paper D-ciphered

Nov 03, 2009

Prior violations can have lasting repercussions that only begin with unwarrantable failure citations. by Peter S. Gould  With Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) enforcement efforts ramped up to levels seldom before seen, more and more 104(d)-paper is being issued to the ...

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