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…

MSHA Awards TCC Federal Grant For Mining Safety Courses

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently awarded Tallahassee Community College (TCC) with a $160,297 grant, as part of a federal effort to reduce mining accidents, injuries and illnesses by supporting mining safety and health courses. Congratulations, TCC! For more information, read the full article below. MSHA Awards $10.5 Million…

MNM Fatalgram Posted

On October 17, 2017, in Idaho, a miner was fatally injured while operating a bulldozer on a downward slope. While pushing overburden to a rock bench below the top of the pit, he was ejected from the cab and run over by the left track. The machine continued to tram over the edge of the…

Safety Law Newsletter – September 2017

September’s Safety Law Newsletter covers the following topics: Adele L. Abrams wins the Distinguished Service to Safety Award; OSHA will provide guidance and assistance for the first 30 days of enforcement to ensure compliance to its crystalline silica rule; the beryllium final rule for shipyards and construction reduces OSHA’s beryllium exposure limits; President Trump appoints…

MNM Fatalgram Posted

On September 5, 2017, a 20-year old plant operator with 23 weeks of experience was fatally injured at a sand and gravel mine. The victim was performing maintenance on a belt conveyor when he became entangled in the tail pulley. Best Practices Establish policies and procedures for conducting specific tasks on belt conveyors. Before beginning…