MSHA establishes faster and possibly perilous way for coal mine operators to challenge safeguard notices

MSHA has issued a policy letter setting forth procedures for issuing technical citations when underground coal mine operators

Results In For August 2014 MSHA Impact Inspections

In a press release, MSHA announced today the results of its August 2014 special impact inspections at twelve

Top 10 OSHA Violations Announced For FY 2014

The deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement program recently shared OSHA’s initial analysis of the top ten

Black Lung On The Rise – Geographic Spike or New National Trend?

An article in the Wall Street Journal explores the apparent rise of black lung disease in Central Appalachia.

Drastic Changes to Mandatory OSHA Reporting Requirement

On September 11, 2014, OSHA announced a final rule that imposes increased reporting requirements on employers, as well

FIFA Hit With Class Action Over Soccer Concussion Risks – Law360

Yet another workplace safety case filed against a professional sports organization?  Is increased OSHA enforcement on the horizon?

OSHA, NIOSH recommend practices to protect temp workers’ safety and health

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health this week released Recommended

State Plans Remain Under Scrutiny – Cal/OSHA Fires Back

In its ongoing and increasingly aggressive oversight of state plan jurisdictions, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Chairman of U.S. Chemical Safety Board demands comprehensive combustible dust standard

In an op-ed recently in the New York Times, Rafael Moure-Eraso, chairman of the United States Chemical Safety Board, cites a

Back to the Drawing Board – POV Challenge Fails in 6th Circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has dismissed a challenge to the new MSHA

OSHA Extends (Again) Deadline to Comment on Electronic Reporting

OSHA’s controversial proposed rule for electronic reporting of occupational injuries and illnesses has experienced another delay. In a

OSHA targets workplace violence at correctional facilities

OSHA has taken an interest in workplace violence occurring against healthcare workers in the nation’s correctional facilities.  The agency has broadly publicized

Communication tower work involving a personnel hoist now subject to stronger OSHA enforcement

Recently, OSHA updated its inspection guidelines for compliance officers and strengthened enforcement of the rules pertaining to all

Controversial new coal mine regulations go into effect Friday – The Denver Post

The Denver Post reports on MSHA’s new respirable dust regulations that go into effect tomorrow. While MSHA firmly believes that these new

MSHA publishes proposed rule on civil penalty assessments

MSHA is once again changing the rules for civil penalty assessments.  According to MSHA’s press release, “Under the