MSHA Implements Phase II of Respirable Dust Rule

On February 1, 2016, Phase II of MSHA’s respirable dust rule went into effect.  It requires mine operators: To use continuous personal dust monitors (CPDMs)

MSHA touts favorable Court of Appeals ruling on coal dust rule

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit denied a challenge brought by two separate groups representing the coal industry to the final

Three coal mining deaths in 19 days are ‘troubling,’ says MSHA chief

The year of 2016 is not off to a good start in terms of fatalities in the coal mining industry.  MSHA head Joe Main released

US mining deaths dropped to new lows in 2015

Preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) indicate that 28 miners died in 2015 in work-related accidents at the nation’s

OSHA at last allows online injury reporting

After revising its reporting requirements in January last year, OSHA has finally enabled the online reporting feature of its website.  To report a fatality or

DOJ and DOL Awaken Forces to Address Environmental and Worker Safety Violations

In what could be a landmark moment in federal environmental and workplace health and safety enforcement, the U.S. Department of Justice and Labor today announced

MSHA issues “Go Home For the Holidays” Safety Alert

MSHA recently issued a special safety alert reminding miners that the holiday season is full of distractions, which often result in accidents and injuries. The

MSHA Wants Your Opinion Regarding New Website

MSHA’s sometimes difficult to navigate website has received a makeover. You can review the msha.gov beta site here. MSHA is soliciting input regarding the new design

Watch your back! NSSGA and MSHA Alliance Offer Poster on Improper Lifting

The National Stone, Sand, & Gravel Association (“NSSGA”) in cooperation with the MSHA Alliance has released a handy new infographic to help prevent injuries related

Battle Between Adult Film Industry And Cal/OSHA Continues

In follow up to an earlier WSR post, the battle between the adult film industry and Cal/OSHA rages on. The most recent exchange of barbs occurred

OSHA Fines to Increase Significantly

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the federal budget deal just signed into law by President Obama increases OSHA penalties by as much as

MSHA Recognizes 3rd Annual Mine Rescue Day

October 30, 2015 is Mine Rescue Day, a day to honor the brave mine rescuers who put their lives on the line to save others. 

NIOSH Issues New Skin Notation Profiles

NIOSH Skin Notation Profiles are warnings related to risks associated with workplace skin exposures to chemicals. In a Federal Register Notice issued today, NIOSH has released