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Mine Safety and Health Administration Publishes Final Rule on Workplace Examinations

30 CFR § 56/57.18002 April 2018 On April 9, 2018, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published its final Workplace Examination rule (the “Final Rule”).  The Final Rule is the culmination of MSHA’s nearly two-year effort to revis… Read More
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Sixth Circuit Draws Tighter Boundary Around MSHA Jurisdiction

The federal courts rarely full stop the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s pursuit of jurisdictional manifest destiny, but the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals had no qualms about doing so recently in Maxxim Rebuild Co., LLC v. Fed. Mine Safety… Read More
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How to Reduce Risk of Citation for Independent Contractor MSHA Violations

Mine operators can be cited by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for independent contractors’ violations of the Mine Act and MSHA regulations.  Independent contractors perform a multitude of key mine activities like drilling… Read More
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