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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


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


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

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


What’s Behind MSHA’s Delay Implementing the Workplace Examination Rule?
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2017

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently announced another delay in the effective date of its controversial final rule on workplace


MSHA’s flagrant assessments: the tide of arbitrary enforcement is turning
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2012

Mine operators across the United States have all shuddered at the news of MSHA issuing an exorbitant flagrant penalty assessment and have wondered when their operations could be next


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


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


A Practical Look at the Impact of MSHA’s Proposed Rule on Workplace Examinations in MetalNonmetal Mining Operations
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2016

Less than a year ago, in response to a rise in metalnonmetal fatal accidents, Joe Main, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health


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


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