Category Archives: MSHA

MSHA’S POV Rule Still Alive and Kicking

by Matthew Korn Yesterday, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit denied the mining industry’s request to stay implementation of MSHA’s new POV final rule, pending its review of the rule.  Essentially, the Court of Appeals found that enforcement … Continue reading

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New Labor Secretary, NLRB Point to More Activist Workplace Regulation

From TLNT, one of my first reads each day, along with EHS Today and the WSL.  I’m always flattered to be picked up by folks of this caliber. New Labor Secretary, NLRB Point to More Activist Workplace Regulation by Howard … Continue reading

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Can You “App” Yourself To Safety Success?

Safety “apps” are a hot topic.  Even techno-challenged souls use apps to spot check noise, avoid heat stress, or conduct basic safety inspections.  Even OSHA announced in January, “Winners of an OSHA App Challenge.”  While recently teaching in the AGC’s … Continue reading

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  I’m not talking about kindergarten playtime or its “adult” equivalent … politics. Any time multiple employers are involved, labor and employment matters becomes much more complicated. The classic example is a construction site.  OSHA refers to such settings as … Continue reading

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When OSHA Assistant Secretary Michaels and Jordan Barab famously admitted that OSHA was utilizing large penalties accompanied by harsh press releases to “motivate” employers to comply, I had mixed feelings.  Fear is a great motivator.  Aggressive publication of legitimate noteworthy OSHA citations … Continue reading

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Matt Korn On MSHA.

Matt Korn, a former attorney with D.C. MSHA, who works out of our Columbia office, finished moving into a new house this weekend, and celebrated by engaging in a veritable explosion of blogging. I present for your enjoyment, the following no-doubt … Continue reading

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