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MSHA workplace examination “clarification” places enforcement target squarely on operators
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • July 29 2015

Over the years, the Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) has tried on two different occasions to overhaul the workplace examination standard at


DOL’s recent guidance on the “economic realities” test and effects on independent contractor misclassification in the energy industry
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • July 28 2015

Paying hot-shot drivers by the load or mile? Contracting out repair work to vehicles or machinery? Are individuals who regularly perform work


Here we go againthe Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • July 21 2015

For the fourth time since the Upper Big Branch coal mine explosion in April 2010, a Congressional bill proposes to further amend the Federal Mine


Despite fewer citations issued since 2008, the percentage of “significant and substantial” citations is holding steady
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • June 3 2015

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently released mining industry and enforcement data that reflects noteworthy changes the industry


Oil field employers post-McMaster: still searching for clarity on the TCA’s impact on the Motor Carrier Act Exemption
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 17 2015

In McMaster v. Eastern Armored Services, Inc., No. 14-1010 (March 11, 2015), the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued one of the first federal


MSHA tackles rising metalnonmetal fatalities
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • March 4 2015

Only two months into 2015 and it has already been a busy year for the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Last year, MSHA launched "Voice


Mine fatalities: causes, prevention, and MSHA enforcement
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • November 11 2014

A number of fatal mine accidents occurred in the United States between January 1 and September 22, 2014. Coal Mines Four underground employees on


Here we go againsignificant threat of automatic debarment from government contracts slipping in under the wire!
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • July 25 2014

Two weeks ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, by voice vote, a little-understood and little-noticed amendment to the Fiscal Year 2015


MSHA Assistant District Manager asserts that competent persons performing workplace exams are agents of the operator
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • June 24 2014

At a mining industry safety conference in June, an MSHA Assistant District Manager stated that the agency viewed persons that perform workplace


MSHA initiates enforcement review of elevator safety at cement operations
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • June 24 2014

In the aftermath of a fatal elevator accident in February 2014 at a cement plant in Kentucky, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has