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MSHA To Hold Public Meeting On Respirable Silica RFI
he U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced today that it would hold a public meeting on its recent Request for Information (RFI) on Respirable Silica (Quartz).
United States
2 Oct 2019
Ogletree Deakins Compass - April 2019
I hope that wherever you are, spring has sprung, and the winter doldrums have passed.
United States
22 Apr 2019
MSHA Tests New Informal Conference Process
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has begun a three-month pilot project to see if the agency and operators can reach a final resolution regarding citations at the informal health and safety conference stage.
United States
8 Apr 2019
Federal Mine Safety And Health Review Commissioners Confirmed
The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission is back in business as it will soon have a quorum again to decide cases.
United States
28 Mar 2019
Fifth Circuit Holds Directional Drillers Are Independent Contractors
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently held that a group of directional driller consultants were independent contractors, not employees, in large part due to their highly specialized skills, ...
United States
28 Mar 2019
MSHA Weighs In On The Future Of Autonomous Mining Equipment
There were two presentations from MSHA related to underground and surface mining operations.
United States
4 Feb 2019
MSHA's First Stakeholder Call For 2019 Focuses On Large Mobile Equipment Safety And Dust Enforcement
On January 24, 2019, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) held its first Quarterly Stakeholder Call of the year.
United States
1 Feb 2019
MSHA Names New Administrator FCoal and Metal/Nonmetal Safety And Health
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently named Deputy Administrator for Coal Mine Safety and Health Timothy R. Watkins to fill the newly created MSHA position ...
United States
2 Jan 2019
Cal/OSHA Alert: Proposed Regulations To Prevent Indoor Heat Illness
Over a decade after California adopted its outdoor heat illness regulations, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is inching closer to adopting regulations
United States
1 Nov 2018
MSHA's Latest Stakeholder Call: The Latest On Fire Suppression System And Powered Haulage Safety Initiatives
On October 16, 2018, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) conducted a quarterly stakeholder conference call.
United States
19 Oct 2018
Mine Safety Commission Loses Quorum To Decide Cases
On August 30, 2018, the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC) lost its required quorum of three commissioners ...
United States
2 Oct 2018
Mine Regulators Seek Comments On Safety Technologies For Mobile Equipment And Conveyors
On August 16, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) presented a webinar, ...
United States
28 Aug 2018
MSHA Engages Stakeholders To Improve Powered Haulage Safety
Powered haulage accidents are the leading cause of fatalities in the mining industry.
United States
4 May 2018
DACA Deadline Day. (Beltway Buzz - March 9, 2018)
To the surprise of almost no one, March 5 has come and gone, and Congress did not reach a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) issue.
United States
13 Mar 2018
Assistant Secretary Zatezalo Shares His Vision For MSHA
After 41 years in the mining industry and three months as the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, David Zatezalo, has begun to publicly outline his vision for the Mine Safety...
United States
12 Mar 2018
MSHA's February 12, 2018, Quarterly Training Call And Stakeholder Update
The assistant secretary then completed the call with a brief regulatory update and questions and answers.
United States
19 Feb 2018
Process Safety Management, Union Style
If you've ever wondered what a process safety standard drafted by a union would look like, the State of Washington's recent draft Process Safety Requirements for Petroleum Refineries provides a glimpse.
United States
5 Feb 2018
Government Shutdown Update: Business As Usual For MSHA In The Field
Only 14 employees at MSHA headquarters have been deemed essential during the shutdown.
United States
23 Jan 2018
House Finance Committee Approves Legislation To Repeal Dodd-Frank Act Mine Safety Disclosure Requirements
The House Financial Services Committee took a first step toward repeal of the mine safety disclosure requirements on November 15, 2017, with its approval of H.R. 4289.
United States
20 Nov 2017
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