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House Committee Blames Regulators and Operator for Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster
Posted on 29 Mar 2012 by John Stahl

Better Enforcement and Safety Programs Might Have Saved Lives By John Stahl, Esq. The House Committee on Education and the Workforce (Committee) conducted a March 27, 2012, hearing on the 2010 West Virginia mining tragedy at the Upper Big Branch ... Read More

House Committee Blames Regulators and Operator for Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster
Posted on 29 Mar 2012 by John Stahl

Better Enforcement and Safety Programs Might Have Saved Lives By John Stahl, Esq. The House Committee on Education and the Workforce (Committee) conducted a March 27, 2012, hearing on the 2010 West Virginia mining tragedy at the Upper Big Branch... Read More

MSHA Takes Steps To Overhaul 'Broken' Pattern Of Violations Program
Posted on 28 Sep 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Arlington, VA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced new screening criteria for the pattern of violations enforcement program, which gives the agency additional enforcement tools to use at... Read More

MSHA Reminds Mining Industry About Miners’ Rights
Posted on 3 Sep 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Arlington, VA (CompNewsNetwork) - Bulletins pertaining to the rights of miners who make hazardous condition complaints and request inspections, as well as miners' protections against discrimination. MSHA decided to distribute these guidelines... Read More

MSHA's Statement on Ruling and Citations Disputed by Massey
Posted on 9 Jun 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Arlington , VA (CompNewsNetwork) - Joseph A. Main, assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration, issued the following statement on a ruling in the Tiller No. 1 Mine pattern of violations case: "As... Read More

MSHA Announces Tougher POV Provisions, Responds To OIG Audit
Posted on 1 Oct 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Arlington, VA (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced the second phase in major reforms to its pattern of violations process, which includes tougher provisions for mines with chronic... Read More

Hazard Complaints Result In Surprise Inspections at 3 Massey-Owned Mines
Posted on 28 Apr 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Arlington , VA (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced that MSHA inspectors responded to three separate anonymous complaints about hazardous conditions at three coal mines owned by Massey... Read More

NIOSH Announces Members of Panel to Examine MSHA Internal Review
Posted on 6 May 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) today announced the members of a panel that will examine the process and outcomes of the Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) internal review... Read More

US: SoL Solis Statement on Introduction of New Mine Safety Legislation
Posted on 2 Jul 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - Secretary Solis today issued the following statement on the introduction of the Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010 (H.R. 5663) in the U.S. House of Representatives: "The legislation introduced today by Congressman... Read More

MSHA Increases Focus On Implementation Of Exposure Monitoring
Posted on 20 Dec 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Arlington, VA (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced an increased focus on exposure monitoring at metal and nonmetal mines throughout the country to ensure better worker protection... Read More

ASSE Urges Congress to Act on OSHA, MSHA Budgets
Posted on 9 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

DES PLAINES, IL - The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) generally supported the Administration’s FY 2011 budget for the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), but... Read More

MSHA Announces Series of Public Meetings to Bolster Transparency in Investigation of Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion
Posted on 10 May 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Arlington , VA (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced it plans to hold two public hearings, two public forums and a public comment period as part of its overall federal investigation... Read More

MSHA Expands Upper Big Branch Explosion Investigation Team
Posted on 6 May 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Arlington, VA (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced the formation of a supplemental investigation group to augment the efforts of the agency's accident investigation team to determine... Read More

MSHA Defends Its Inspection Record, Says Upper Big Branch Mine Tragedy Was Preventable
Posted on 19 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Joseph A. Main, the assistant secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, writes in an editorial published in USA Today that the federal Mine Safety and Health Adminstration (MSHA) conducts comprehensive inspections of underground... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (10/22/2012)
Posted on 22 Oct 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: New Study Analyzes Ethnic Disparities Among Injured... Read More