Tags: S&S

Bigger penalties ahead

Oct 01, 2014

Bigger penalties ahead

On July 31, MSHA published proposed revisions to the current criteria and procedures for assessment of civil penalties.  79 Fed. Reg. 147.  MSHA’s stated purpose in promulgating the revisions is to place a greater emphasis on more serious safety and ...

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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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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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Rock Law

Aug 01, 2010

Might doesn't make right A recent case underscores how far the Secretary of Labor will go to expand her regulatory reach. By Mark Savit I try not to write about “purely legal” topics, but a recent decision could have an effect on everybody ...

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