Many Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) safety standards are front and center for operators because they deal with them daily.
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On August 1, 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated a Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC) decision holding that the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) lacked jurisdiction to issue citations at a trucking company’s facility located more than one mile
The Mine Safety and Health Administration’s silica rulemaking process has entered a significant new phase with the long-awaited issuance of a proposed rule: “Lowering Miners’ Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica and Improving Respiratory Protection.”
Case decisions and Mine Safety and Health Administration enforcement trends are the subject areas that tend to have the biggest impact on the compliance activities of mine operators and on the work of attorneys who focus on mine safety legal issues. But the one topic that currently has everyone’s attention
Every January, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) civil penalties typically increase in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990. This year has been no exception.
In recent years, the scope of what constitutes an appropriate request for documents under the Mine Act has expanded.
On August 3, 2022, retirement plan sponsors welcomed IRS Notice 2022-33 (“Notice”), which extends the deadline for adopting amendments to comply with the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (“SECURE Act”), Section 104 of the Bipartisan American Miners Act (“Miners Act”), and certain provisions of the
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently announced that it is implementing a silica enforcement initiative focused on reducing exposures to respirable crystalline silica.
On the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) website, there is a notice about an enhanced enforcement program focused on mine operators’ responsibilities that aims to reduce accidents, injuries, and fatalities for contract and customer truck drivers, as well as managers and supervisors performing mining work.
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Christopher Williamson as assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health (MSHA). Williamson takes the helm at MSHA at a time when the agency is adding personnel and undergoing organizational changes.
Operators and miners often say that “MSHA never changes.”
Two words sum up where the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is as 2021 comes to a close and mine operators prepare for 2022: transition period.
On November 12, 2021, the White House announced the nomination of Christopher Williamson to become the assistant secretary of Mine Safety and Health. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Williamson will become the top leader of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), filling the position that has remained vacant
Although it is too early into the Biden administration to prove statistically, there is, nonetheless, anecdotal evidence of an uptick in Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) special investigations under section 110(c) of the Mine Act.
On September 8, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced its proposed powered haulage rule for surface mines and surface areas of underground mines. The proposed rule, which is open to public comment through November 8, 2021, will be set out at a new