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Here we go againsignificant threat of automatic debarment from government contracts slipping in under the wire!

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 25 2014

Two weeks ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, by voice vote, a little-understood and little-noticed amendment to the Fiscal Year 2015

MSHA initiates enforcement review of elevator safety at cement operations

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 24 2014

In the aftermath of a fatal elevator accident in February 2014 at a cement plant in Kentucky, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has

MSHA Assistant District Manager asserts that competent persons performing workplace exams are agents of the operator

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 24 2014

At a mining industry safety conference in June, an MSHA Assistant District Manager stated that the agency viewed persons that perform workplace

Miners can prevent fatal accidents

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 27 2014

With a momentary lapse of attention, any of us can cause a grave accident--at home, in a vehicle, on vacation, or at work. Miners must be ever

OSHA extends silica rule comment deadline to February 11

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 24 2014

On the afternoon of January 24, 2014, with one-and-a-half business days left to the original deadline of January 27, the Occupational Safety and

Tracking patterns of violations in mines

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 23 2013

In the mining industry MSHA enforcement of "pattern of violations" sanctions can be devastating to a mine operator's business. Every operator is

MSHA revises pattern of violation criteria

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2013

Here is the good news: "MSHA acknowledgesthe majority of mine operators are conscientious about providing a safe and healthful work

End of temporary reinstatement - that was not temporary

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 27 2012

In Vulcan Construction Materials v. Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals eliminated a grossly unfair burden from Vulcan and many other companies

Final electric power transmission and distribution and electrical protective equipment rule goes to OMB

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2012

After over 12 years of rulemaking, on June 27, 2012, the draft final rules for the general industry power transmission standard, 29 C.F.R. 1910.269, and the construction standard for power transmission and distribution, 29 C.F.R. 1926 Subpart V were sent to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB

MSHA

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2012

In a highly-anticipated decision involving two sets of consolidated contest proceedings, the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission has affirmed a May 2011 ALJ order that upheld a broad interpretation of MSHA’s authority to compel a mine operator to produce documents and information during an MSHA inspection