2014 broke the record for mine safety discrimination complaints

Last year, MSHA filed 49 section 105(c) discrimination complaints – more than in any previous year. These complaints,

Coal mines in 99 percent compliance with new respirable mine dust rule

In what can only be considered a hugely successful effort on the part of American coal mine operators,

Proximity Detection Rule Goes Final

Today, MSHA announced its final rule requiring operators of underground coal mines to equip continuous mining machines with

Drilling Industry Safety Record Under Scrutiny

The drumbeat is getting louder for increased attention to the safety record in the oil and gas drilling

MSHA: Coal mining deaths at historic low

“Preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration indicates that 40 miners

New OSHA reporting requirements now in effect

As OSHA reminded in a bulletin this morning, “Beginning yesterday, Jan. 1, 2015, there is a change to what

Happy New Year

The Workplace Safety Report team wishes our readers a happy and safe 2015. There are a lot of

Results In For MSHA’s November Impact Inspections

MSHA issued 199 citations and 19 orders during impact inspections in November. These citations and orders arose from

New Wyoming Epidemiologist

Effective December 15, 2014, Wyoming will have its third State Occupational Epidemiologist since 2012.  Meredith Towle, former Program

CSB: Modernization of PSM Regulations “Most Wanted Safety Improvement”

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has announced that modernizing the U.S. Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations is the

OSHA publishes new Ebola virus fact sheet on personal protective equipment

OSHA has released a new fact sheet entitled, “Personal Protective Equipment Selection Matrix for Occupational Exposure to Ebola

OSHA urges retailers to keep workers safe during major sales events

OSHA recently sent letters to major retailers to remind employers about the potential hazards involved with managing large

MSHA Public Hearings Announced for Penalty Revision Proposal

MSHA will hold two public hearings on its proposed Part 100 rule that would make significant changes to

MSHA issues third-quarter 2014 fatality data

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration has released a summary of U.S. mining deaths that occurred during the