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Brian Hendrix

Principal
Washington, D.C. Region

P 703-483-8382
F 703-483-8301
Brian.Hendrix@jacksonlewis.com

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R. Brian Hendrix is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He advises clients on matters involving environmental, health, and safety law, focusing on litigation, incident investigations, enforcement defense and regulatory compliance counseling.

Mr. Hendrix has extensive experience with federal and state agencies and has represented a host of clients engaged in a wide variety of manufacturing, production, extraction and service-related industries.

Mr. Hendrix’s practice often requires his immediate response to catastrophic events, accidents, complaints, and “whistleblower” claims in order to provide his clients with real-time advice for managing and minimizing their civil and criminal liability. Mr. Hendrix has substantial experience in construction, cement pipe and products, alumina refining, oil and gas, pipelines and building products. He also has a special interest in surface and underground metal/non-metal mining, aggregates and coal mining as a result of his and his family’s strong background in the mining industry.

Mr. Hendrix has practiced before OSHA, MSHA, BATFE, DOT and the EPA, as well as state and federal trial and appellate courts around the country. In addition to litigation and enforcement matters, Mr. Hendrix spends considerable time counseling clients on regulatory compliance, products liability and federal permitting/licensing, particularly explosives permitting/licensing. He also has extensive experience with administrative rulemaking and legislative strategies.

Mr. Hendrix regularly conducts training, seminars, and preventive law audits aimed at minimizing civil and criminal liability. He publishes frequently on these and related topics.

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March 24, 2016
Coal Age

Brian Hendrix Authors "MSHA's Up, Coal is Down"

March 24, 2016

Brian Hendrix authored "MSHA's Up, Coal is Down," published by Coal Age. Subscription may be required to view article. Read More

December 23, 2015
Coal Age

Brian Hendrix Authors "Image Matters"

December 23, 2015

Brian Hendrix authored "Image Matters," published by Coal Age. Subscription may be required to view article   Read More

October 22, 2015
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Brian Hendrix Authors "MSHA Takes Round Three in POV Fight"

October 22, 2015

Brian Hendrix authored "MSHA Takes Round Three in POV Fight," published in Coal Age. Subscription may be required to view article   Read More

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March 14, 2016

Defective Loader Moves Too Slowly to Cause Injury, Judge Says, Finding Mine Violation Not Serious

March 14, 2016

Although a defective piece of mobile equipment, which was restored to service, improperly moved despite the inactivation of the equipment, it did so too slowly to make an injury reasonably likely, an administrative law judge (ALJ) has ruled. In September 2014, an employee at a cement plant in Indiana called in a hazard complaint,... Read More

February 9, 2016

Judge Vacates Citations for Alleged Slack in Steering Mechanisms of Mine Vehicles

February 9, 2016

Finding evidence presented by a mine inspector to be “too vague and conclusory,” an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) has vacated two citations against a Tennessee stone producer over allegedly excessive slack in the steering mechanisms on two haul trucks. An authorized representative of the Mine Safety and Health... Read More

December 8, 2015

Mine Case Highlights Shortcomings in Part 50 Audits of Occupational Injury and Illness Reporting

December 8, 2015

Issues with the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s auditing of agency occupational injury and illness reporting mandates were exposed in a case in which an Administrative Law Judge threw out six citations because he said they failed to satisfy requirements of the regulation. Under 30 CFR Part 50, mine operators must... Read More

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MSHA Requests More Money and Authority as the Coal Industry Struggles
April 14, 2016

Coal is down. That’s not news to anyone who pays the even the slightest attention to the industry.  Peabody Energy Corp., the largest U.S. coal mining company, just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, following the path taken by Arch Coal, Inc., Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., Patriot Coal Corp. and Walter Energy, Inc. Read More

Your image with MSHA matters.  Here’s how to improve it.
February 29, 2016

There is no doubt that MSHA’s opinions about each mine operator can impact enforcement actions. Read More