Safety Law Newsletter – February 2018

February’s Safety Law Newsletter features a variety of topics, such as various employer responses to the opioid epidemic, a black lung study that points to respiratory illness in miners, MSHA’s address of changes in regulations during the quarterly training call and the Trump Administration’s FY 2019 Budget Plan, which will reduce safety and health funding. Click…

PRESS RELEASE: Registration Deadline Approaching for Florida’s Inaugural Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition

Registration Deadline Approaching for Florida’s Inaugural Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition HAVANA, Fla. — Miners, emergency responders and safety workers have until Feb. 19 to register for the Inaugural Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition hosted by the Florida Mine Safety Program (FMSP) on Feb. 26 – March 1. During the competition,…

Safety Law Newsletter – January 2018

January’s Safety Law Newsletter features various topics, including an article detailing the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) targeting of opioids and violence as factors in workplace fatalities, highlights of the National Academies of Science (NAS) report on occupational surveillance needs and the D.C. Circuit Court’s decision challenging OSHA’s proposed crystalline silica rule. Click here to…

Announcing Conn Maciel Carey’s 2018 MSHA Webinar Series

The upcoming New Year brings with it a new chapter for the mining industry under MSHA regulation. This will mark the agency’s first full year with the Trump Administration, and it begins with MSHA’s leadership team appointed, confirmed and in place. This leaves the industry with questions regarding the status moving forward of past enforcement initiatives,…

Safety Law Newsletter – December 2017

December’s Safety Law Newsletter features various topics, including information on the enactment of a final rule by the U.S. Department of Transportation that amends employer’s obligations to test for synthetic opioids, an article highlighting worker safety in the cannabis industry and the announcement of the beginning of the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s annual Winter…

Safety Law Newsletter – November 2017

November’s Safety Law Newsletter highlights a variety of topics, including the appointment and confirmation of David Zatezalo as the new Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, a recent report by the National Safety Council addressing critical needs in contractor safety management and the controversial reopening of a bill aimed at workplace examination…