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Fisher Phillips | USA | 4 Mar 2020

Opinion: It’s Time For Mine Safety Agency To Create Voluntary Protection Program

As the current administration continues with its purported deregulatory agenda, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is struggling for an…
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Fisher Phillips | USA | 14 Feb 2020

Winds of Change Blowing At Mine Safety Agency

The federal agency overseeing Mine Safety and health has been undergoing a bit of a transformation over the past several years, and employers can…
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Fisher Phillips | USA | 22 Jan 2020

Rising Tides: MSHA Penalties Increase For 2020

No penalty is a good penalty, but many Department of Labor fines just got worse - including those that can be assessed against mining employers. The…
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Fisher Phillips | USA | 7 Jan 2020

New Year Brings MSHA Focus on Contractor Safety and Compliance

During the final months of 2019, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (“MSHA”) advised the mining community that it would pay attention to…
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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 27 Sep 2019

MSHA to Hold Public Meeting on Respirable Silica RFI

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced today that it would hold a public meeting on its recent Request…
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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 20 Dec 2018

MSHA Names New Administrator for Coal and Metal/Nonmetal Safety and Health

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently named Deputy Administrator for Coal Mine Safety and Health Timothy R. Watkins to fill the…
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Conn Maciel Carey LLP | USA | 12 Nov 2018

Unwarrantable Failures: Evaluation of the Causes and Effects - [Webinar Recording]

On November 7, 2018, Nick Scala of Conn Maciel Carey’s national MSHA Practice, presented a webinar which covered Unwarrantable Failures: Evaluation of…
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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 17 Oct 2018

MSHA’s Latest Stakeholder Call: The Latest on Fire Suppression System and Powered Haulage Safety Initiatives

On October 16, 2018, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) conducted a quarterly stakeholder conference call. Among the topics highlighted…
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Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 9 Oct 2018

Sixth Circuit Denies Review of Judgment Favoring Former Employee in Retaliation Claim Under the Mine Act

The Sixth Circuit recently upheld an administrative decision in favor of a miner’s whistleblower complaint, further underscoring…
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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 8 Oct 2018

MSHA Updates Guidance on Workplace Examination Standard

On September 28, 2018, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) posted important updates to its Enforcement Guidance on the new final rule on…
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