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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Second ALJ dismisses late-filed penalty petition
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2012

Administrative Law Judge Susan Biro joined Administrative Law Judge Thomas McCarthy in dismissing a penalty petition because the Secretary of Labor failed to file the petition within 45 days of a timely contest of a proposed penalty assessment


Rock talk: truck scales not a road under MSHA’s berm standard
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2012

Administrative Law Judge Thomas McCarthy gave a win for the industry in a decision vacating a citation issued to Knife River’s MBI Portable Crusher No. 1


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