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Protecting Your Mining Operation and Employees from Department of Justice Criminal Prosecutions
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2016

On December 17, 2015, the United States Department of Labor and the United States Department of Justice entered into a Memorandum of Understanding


You Have the Right to Remain Concerned
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2016

Section 103 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) provides the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) with an abundance


Abating the Abatement Process of MSHA Enforcement Actions
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2016

Mine operators are often faced with difficult choices when faced with citation and order abatement deadlines imposed by MSHA inspectors. These


Miners’ discrimination complaints: what’s an operator to do?
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2014

Mine operators across the United States are facing an unprecedented number of miners' discrimination complaints filed under Section 105(c) of the


Navigating the 2015 work place examination
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2015

In Section 2 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (“Mine Act”), Congress declared that mine operators, with the assistance of the miners


Mining's patchwork quilt of drug-free laws
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • August 11 2009

It's the rare coal company that has not encountered illicit drug use among its employees


A Practical Look at the Impact of MSHA’s Proposed Rule on Workplace Examinations in MetalNonmetal Mining Operations
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2016

Less than a year ago, in response to a rise in metalnonmetal fatal accidents, Joe Main, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health


Upper Big Branch mine explosion and the federal response - how will federal actions ultimately impact West Virginia’s coal mining industry?
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2010

This is part one in a series discussing the UBB mine explosion, the federal response, the potential federal response, and the possible impact on the West Virginia coal industry


Dusting off concerns about silica: fracking, OSHA, and silica dust concerns
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2012

On June 21, 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a Hazard Alert on ensuring that employers in hydraulic fracturing operations take appropriate steps to protect workers from silica exposure


Managing the compliance duality of contractor work place examinations: food for thought for mine operators
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2015

Mine operators in coal and metalnonmetal sectors of the mining industry have long struggled with managing the compliance and safety issues posed by