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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 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


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


Miners can prevent fatal accidents
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • May 27 2014

With a momentary lapse of attention, any of us can cause a grave accident--at home, in a vehicle, on vacation, or at work. Miners must be ever


OSHA extends silica rule comment deadline to February 11
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • January 24 2014

On the afternoon of January 24, 2014, with one-and-a-half business days left to the original deadline of January 27, the Occupational Safety and


Tracking patterns of violations in mines
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 23 2013

In the mining industry MSHA enforcement of "pattern of violations" sanctions can be devastating to a mine operator's business. Every operator is


MSHA revises pattern of violation criteria
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • March 5 2013

Here is the good news: "MSHA acknowledgesthe majority of mine operators are conscientious about providing a safe and healthful work