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Court Overturns Mine Examination Rule

June 26, 2019
Decision relies on Mine Safety Act ban on rule changes that make mining less safe.
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MSHA Tests Citation Negotiating Program

April 22, 2019
Pilot project employs informal conferencing to help reach final resolutions.
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Alarm Sounds Over Resurgent Black Lung Disease

Feb. 22, 2019
Rock particles in coal dust create a form of silicosis not yet regulated by the government.
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MSHA Launches Vehicle Fire Suppression System Initiative

Oct. 29, 2018
Recent truck fires spur the agency to emphasize the equipment as an inspection priority.
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MSHA Issues Updates to Workplace Examination Standard

Oct. 16, 2018
Clarifications are intended to clear up confusion about the new examination rule.

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Sandy Says: Letters from Don Blankenship

June 13, 2017
Donald Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy, is out of prison and writing letters.
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Letters from Don Blankenship

June 1, 2017
Protester Kate Rooth (R) holds a sign as former Chairman/CEO of Massey Energy Don Blankenship (L) prepares to testify for a hearing before the Labor, Health and Human Services...
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MSHA: Five Miners Die in First Three Months of 2017

May 4, 2017
MSHA announces safety campaign to encourage mine workers and operators to perform regular inspections and account for all employees.
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Transitioning to a Trump Administration: What It Could Mean for the Department of Labor and OSHA

Nov. 10, 2016
Former Assistant Secretary of Labor Edwin G. Foulke Jr. shares his thoughts on what to expect in the first few months of the Trump administration.