Requirement for Yearly Checks of Extension Cords Upheld by Court

By Ellen Smith

Extension cords, power cords and cables are subject to continuity and resistance testing under Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regulations, according to an Aug. 12 ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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The Knuckle-Buster Effect

Perhaps Giving It A Name Will Help Us To More Readily Recognize The Line-Of Fire, Balance And Ergonomic Risks Associated With Performing Certain Tasks.

By Randy Logsdon

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Just Say Yes

We Get So Much ‘No!’ In Our Daily Lives, Your Crews Might Just Appreciate A Different Perspective.

By Randy K. Logsdon

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Mine Act Clear on Commission’s Role in Settlements

By Ellen Smith

In a unanimous decision on Aug. 25, 2016, the Review Commission held that it has the exclusive authority to oversee settlements of contested penalty cases, based on the “very clear” language of Sect. 110(k) of the Mine Act. 

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Mine Act Permits Access to Personnel Records in Discrimination Investigation

By Ellen Smith

A divided Review Commission ruled that MSHA can demand copies of certain personnel records not required to be kept under the Mine Act if the records assist in determining compliance with the anti-discrimination provisions of the Act.

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