Husch Blackwell Partner Brian Hendrix published an article with Rock Products where he gave a few of the most glaring examples of what he describes as “embarrassing paper.”

We often refer to an MSHA citation or order that is factually or legally without merit as “bad paper.” Bad paper is usually the product of a mistake, misunderstanding, miscommunication, etc. Instead, this column is about “embarrassing paper.” As Brian sees it, “there’s bad paper, and then there’s embarrassing paper. Embarrassing paper is a citation or order that does little to advance miner safety and health.”
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Husch Blackwell Partner Brian Hendrix published an article with Rock Products analyzing why after more than 40 years in operation, MSHA chooses enforcement as its favorite tool. MSHA’s work cycle has always been “inspect, cite, penalize, repeat.” Obviously, MSHA continues to investigate accidents, roll out new regulations, issue guidance, provide compliance assistance, etc., but those

Partner Brian Hendrix has published an article for Rock Products explaining MSHA’s focus on Power Haulage Safety. Brian examines the best practices provided by MSHA and offers advice to quarry operators looking to develop and implement a mine-specific plan for powered haulage safety.

For more information, read the article here.