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MSHA Proposes Rule On Lowering Exposure To Respirable Coal Dust
Posted on 15 Oct 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Arlington, VA (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced the release of a proposed rule on lowering miners’ exposure to respirable coal dust in all underground and surface coal... Read More

MSHA Issues More Than 550 Violations During Sept. Inspections
Posted on 21 Oct 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Arlington, VA (CompNewsNetwork) - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced that federal inspectors issued 499 citations, 61 orders and three safeguards during special impact inspections conducted at 15... Read More

OSHA Official Testifies About Worker Safety in Energy Industry
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON , D.C. - Deputy Assistant Secretary for OSHA Jordan Barab called on Congress this week to pass the Protecting America’s Workers Act and thereby grant the agency stronger enforcement powers to prevent worker injuries and deaths in the... 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

OH: Strickland Administration Plans Raid of Black Lung Fund
Posted on 11 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

COLUMBUS, OH - The Plain Dealer reports that Governor Ted Strickland's administration plans to raid the black lung fund to pay for regulatory programs to oversee new coal mines. Read More

Mining Deaths Rise In 2010
Posted on 15 Jan 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Arlington, VA (CompNewsNetwork) - Mining fatalities in the United States significantly increased in 2010, following a year marked by the fewest deaths in mining history, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration... Read More

Federal Register Notice: Survey of NIOSH Recommended Safety Practices for Coal Mines
Posted on 7 Apr 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Washington DC (CompNewsNetwork) - Since its establishment in 1970 by the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has been at the forefront of research and innovation on methods to help eliminate... Read More

Statement By Labor Secretary On Mine Safety Protection Act Of 2010
Posted on 9 Dec 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives' vote of 214-193 on the Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act of 2010. The measure was taken up by the... 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

House and Senate Democrats Announce Summary of Major Safety Reforms for Mines and Other Dangerous Workplaces
Posted on 30 Jun 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - Leading members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives released a summary and discussion draft today of major reforms responding to serious health and safety concerns raised by workers and their families since... Read More