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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


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


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


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


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


Rules to Live By - Case Summaries
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2016

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


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


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


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