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Workplace Safety and Health Update

  • January 22, 2015

We are pleased to bring you our Workplace Safety and Health Update. With experienced OSHA and MSHA attorneys located strategically throughout the nation, Jackson Lewis is uniquely positioned to serve all of an employer’s workplace safety and health needs. 

MSHA Mandates New Safety Devices in Underground Coal Mines

A new MSHA regulation requires underground coal mine operators to install proximity detection devices on continuous mining machines (CMMs). The agency has indicated it intends to require the technology on other underground mobile equipment in the future.

OSHA Expects Flurry of Injury Reports

Under revisions to its reporting rule that went into effect January 1, 2015, OSHA anticipates receiving 25,000 injury reports in 2015, and says it expects to learn as it goes how to respond to them.

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