Monthly Archives: August 2013

  • MSHA STAKEHOLDER MEETING: GUIDANCE ON HAZCOM COMING WEEK OF AUG. 12

    U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration’s Metal/Non-metal Health Chief Reg Richards announced that a program policy letter should be issued the week of Aug. 12 that will spell out ways in which MSHA will accept compliance with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new hazard communication standard.

    Posted 8/21/13 at 8:02 PM

  • NSSGA TO PARTNER THIS FALL WITH NIOSH FOR TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS AWARD

    NSSGA will partner with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health to administer the NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovation Awards

    Posted 8/21/13 at 7:58 PM

  • SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE MEETING TACKLES KEY ISSUES

    U. S. Mine Safety and Health Administration enforcement is greater this year than last, according to analysis delivered by Adele Abrams

    Posted 8/21/13 at 7:57 PM

  • SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE MEETING TACKLES KEY ISSUES

    U. S. Mine Safety and Health Administration enforcement is greater this year than last, according to analysis delivered by Adele Abrams

    Posted 8/21/13 at 7:57 PM

  • SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE MEETING TACKLES KEY ISSUES

    U. S. Mine Safety and Health Administration enforcement is greater this year than last, according to analysis delivered by Adele Abrams at the Safety and Health Committee held in Alexandria, Va., Aug. 13.  MSHA announced that it will allow companies that comply with U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s company-friendly standard on hazard communications  to…

    Posted 8/21/13 at 6:41 PM

  • SAFETY & HEALTH COMMITTEE MEETING TACKLES KEY ISSUES

    U. S. Mine Safety and Health Administration enforcement is greater this year than last, according to analysis delivered by Adele Abrams at the Safety and Health Committee held in Alexandria, Va., Aug. 13.  MSHA announced that it will allow companies that comply with U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s company-friendly standard on hazard communications  to…

    Posted 8/21/13 at 6:41 PM

  • ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE MEETING COVERS ARRAY OF ISSUES

    More than 40 attended the Aug. 14 Environmental Committee Meeting held in Alexandria, Va.  New Committee Chair Gary Winsor, Lane Construction, led the eight-hour meeting where members listened to presentations on important NSSGA-funded research to assist members in meeting the new PM2.5 emission standards, ongoing litigation in the after-the-fact U.S. Environmental Protection Agency veto case…

    Posted 8/21/13 at 6:36 PM

  • MSHA ACCEDES TO NSSGA REQUEST: ALLOWS OSHA HAZCOM COMPLIANCE TO WORK FOR MSHA OPERATIONS

    On Aug. 13, the U. S. Mine Safety and Health Administration formally announced in a Program Policy Letter (click here to view)that, as recommended last fall by NSSGA, the agency will treat compliance with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s hazard communication standard as being suitable for MSHA-regulated companies.  This means that the operator-friendly…

    Posted 8/21/13 at 6:33 PM

  • NSSGA BOARD APPROVES AMICUS IN SUPPORT OF PETITION TO SUPREME COURT FOR REVIEW OF EPA MINE PERMIT VETO

    Members rely on Clean Water Act permits to operate… During the week of Aug. 12, voting members of the Executive Committee of the NSSGA Board of Directors voted to approve an NSSGA amicus brief in support of Mingo Logan’s cert petition for the Supreme Court to hear Mingo Logan v. EPA.   On July 25,…

    Posted 8/21/13 at 6:31 PM

  • EPA’S FINAL SSM RULE EXPECTED IN SEPTEMBER

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule for 36 states to revise their air rules for startup, shutdown and malfunction provisions will be released on Sept. 27.

    Posted 8/21/13 at 5:30 PM