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…

January 2018

In this edition of the Florida Mine Safety Program e-newsletter, you’ll find information on Florida’s Inaugural Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition, including competition resources and FAQ’s, a save the date for the upcoming Miners’ Memorial Breakfast, our advisory board spotlights and more. Read Full E-Newsletter

Surface Mine Rescue Competition Participants & Winners

Congratulations to the Vulcan Materials (Black) team for winning the overall trophy for our Inaugural Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition! 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…

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…