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2016 MSHA Regulatory Initiatives
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2016

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has recently set forth new regulatory initiatives that all mine operators should be aware of as we head


Safety Defects, Examination, Correction and Records: The Correlation Between 30 C.F.R. Section 5657.14100 and Pre-Operational Examinations
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2016

Pre-operational examinations of mobile equipment are a cornerstone of most miners’ daily activities. It goes without saying that performing a


Analyzing MSHA’s Proposed Proximity Detection Rule for Scoops and Coal Haulage Machines
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2015

Underground mining operations pose a number of hazards to miners even when mine operators implement and exercise the utmost of safety precautions


MSHA workplace examinations a front burner issue for metal and nonmetal mines
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2015

In late 2014, the Mine Safety and Health Administration published its regulatory agenda for 2015. MSHA will consider how operators perform workplace


Temporary economic reinstatement not a preliminary remedy in a miners' discrimination case
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2014

Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ") David Simonton recently held that a miner's demand for "temporary economic reinstatement," instead of accepting


MSHA inspection failures may spur increases to inspection activities
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2013

Two recent news items shine a spotlight on MSHA, its inspection corps, and several publicly acknowledged inspection failures. On February 5, 2013


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


White Paper on MSHA's proposed regs - 30 CFR Part 66
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2008

The comment period has been extended to October 29, 2008 and a public hearing has been scheduled for October 14, 2008


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


Political enforcement v. due process: does the victor create safety for our nation's miners?
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2010

Since 2006, the mining industry in the United States has experienced several tragic events