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Workplace Safety and Health Update - Week of May 25, 2015

  • May 28, 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.

Judge Orders MSHA to Move Case Forward after Years’ Delay

A Federal Mine Safety and Health Commission Administrative Law Judge has given the Mine Safety and Health Administration 90 days to decide how it intends to proceed based on its investigation of agents of a West Virginia coal mine operator or face dismissal of the civil penalty proceeding upon which the investigation is based.

OSHA Alliance Issues Tank Gauging Hazard Alert

Following the deaths of nine workers over the past five years, including six in 2014, a group representing two federal government agencies and the oil and gas extraction and production industry has released an alert calling attention to hazards associated with tank gauging, sampling, and fluid transfer activities at oil and gas well sites.

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