Donna Pryor and Leah Kaiser have written an article on Safety Law Matters outlining OSHA’s new guidance on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. The latest OSHA guidance standardizes a new name for employer policies: “COVID-19 Prevention Program.” In the guidance, OSHA states employers should implement COVID-19 Prevention Programs in the
Donna Pryor has written an article outlining President Biden’s new OSHA executive order that was published on Safety Law Matters, directing OSHA to issue revised guidance to employers on workplace safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Assistant Secretary of Labor for MSHA was also directed to consider whether any emergency temporary standards on COVID-19…
Back in November, MSHA head David Zatezalo indicated that MSHA’s initiative to “blur the lines” between coal and M/NM enforcement had ended. As an apparent follow-up, in late December MSHA released a new, unified M/NM and coal inspection handbook, and has now started training investigators on the new handbook.
Read Mark Savit’s recent column in Rock Products that looks back at 2019 and ahead to 2020.
Mark Savit recently published an article in Coal Age about the effect of MSHA regulations on the ability of the mining industry to take advantage of improving technology in the safety arena. Read it here.
Are you aware of the deadlines and communication necessary to contest/challenge MSHA enforcement actions? Eric Dullea summarizes recent cases.
Read the full article from the June issue of Rock Products magazine.