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Rules to Live By - June Case Summaries
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2017

Beginning in February 2010, the Mine Safety and Health Administration rolled out its Rules to Live By Program. This program recognized certain


The Status of the Electronic Recordkeeping Rule Remains Uncertain
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2017

On May 11, 2016, OSHA finalized the rule to “Improve Tracking of Workplace of Injuries and Illnesses.” The final rule amended two provisions of OSHA’s


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


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


Defending MSHA enforcement actions part II: "Unwarrantable failure -- MSHA's hammer, or how to avoid being nailed"
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2009

The elevated enforcement actions of sections 104(b), 104(d), 104(g), and 107(a) of the Mine Act continue to be well-used hammers in MSHA's arsenal


Rules to Live By - January Case Summaries
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2017

Beginning in February 2010, the Mine Safety and Health Administration rolled out its Rules to Live By Program. This program recognized certain


Interference Violations: the Automatic First Down of MSHA Enforcement
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2017

Mine operators have become all too familiar with MSHA investigations of miners’ discrimination complaints under Section 105(c) of the Mine Act. Such


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


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


Protecting Your Mining Operation from 105(c) Discrimination Complaints
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2016

Congress enacted the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act in 1977 in order to establish a comprehensive and pervasive regulatory scheme governing mine