Safety Law Newsletter - May 2018

News Clip: Man rescued from submerged bulldozer

Whitehall, Wis. (WKBT) – A man in a bulldozer, submerged in a pond at Hi-Crush Sand Mine in Whitehall, was rescued Monday morning. Authorities received a call at 7:53 a.m., May 21, and all units were dispatched to the sand mine. The man was pulled to safety by rescue boat and transported to a nearby…

Safety Law Newsletter - May 2018

Safety Law Newsletter – May 2018

May’s Safety Law Newsletter discusses MSHA’s final rule modifying workplace examination requirements, the OSHA Spring 2018 Regulatory Agenda, two recent whistleblower investigations by OSHA and more. Click here to read the full newsletter.

Safety Law Newsletter - May 2018

Simformotion LLC Announces 2018-2019 Scholarship Opportunity

To support careers in heavy equipment operation, construction management, mining engineering, forestry and more, Simformotion LLC announces an academic collegiate scholarship opportunity for the 2018-2019 school year. A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in an accredited heavy-equipment-related program at an institution that utilizes Cat Simulators as part of their training program.…

Safety Law Newsletter - May 2018

MSHA Quarterly Stakeholder/Training Call Recap

On Monday, April 30 at 1 p.m. ET, MSHA hosted their Quarterly Stakeholder/Training Call. This quarter’s call focused on haulage safety. Click here to review the ideas submitted by stakeholders to improve safety in powered haulage and click here to read a full recap of the contents of the call.    

Safety Law Newsletter - May 2018

MNM Serious Accident Alert

Surface – Sand and Gravel  On April 14, 2017, an excavator operator was trapped in the cab for several minutes after material from a bank fell engulfing the excavator. The miner suffered injuries to his arm. Best Practices • Train all persons to recognize adverse conditions and environmental factors that can decrease highwall stability and…

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…