Two recent decisions by the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission have affirmed the legal rights of miners to be protected against discrimination in the workplace, according to MSHA head Joseph Main.
Amid a steady rain and with just 80 minutes to navigate through a mock mine emergency, 17 coal mine rescue teams competed earlier this month in the Governor's Cup Mine Rescue Contest at Southwest Virginia Community College in Cedar Bluff, Va.
A drawn-out debt collection battle between the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health and Resurrection Coal Co. of West Virginia is finally over, although it took a complaint filed by a U.S. attorney to resolve it.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued 335 citations, orders and safeguards during special impact inspections conducted at eight coal mines and four metal/nonmetal mines last month.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration has ordered mine operators to immediately begin phasing out the use of SR-100 self-contained self-rescuers manufactured by Pittsburgh, Pa.-based CSE Corp.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that the final rule "Examinations of Work Areas in Underground Coal Mines for Violations of Mandatory Health or Safety Standards" will be published in the April 6 issue of the Federal Register.
Advance notice of inspections continues despite UBB tragedy
March 27, 2012
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) says that federal inspectors issued 253 citations and orders during special impact inspections conducted at 15 coal mines and two metal/nonmetal mines last month.