Alternative Case Resolution Workshop

The Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) Alternative Case Resolution Initiative (ACRI) is a program in which ACRI-trained, non-attorney MSHA specialists resolve or try selected enforcement disputes with mine operators arising from citations under the Mine Act. ACRI generally applies to cases in which the aggregate penalty does not exceed $2500, and where no disabling or…

Surface Mine Rescue Competition Participants & Winners

Miners, emergency responders and safety workers convened at the Florida Public Safety Institute, in Havana, Fla., on Feb. 26 through March 1 to participate in the Inaugural Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition hosted by the Florida Mine Safety Program (FMSP). Thank you to all of our competition participants and congratulations to the winners!…

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…