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When are mining companies liable for mining deaths?

The mining industry has great improved safety requirements over the last century. Although the work environment is still hazardous by nature, the dangers have been greatly reduced by advances in mining technology and safety initiatives. Unfortunately, even on job sites with rigorous safety standards in place mining deaths can occur.

OSHA inspections: What are employer’s rights during and after?

The dreaded OSHA inspection is a concern for many employers, regardless of how safe the worksite is. With increased fines and expanded jurisdiction, having OSHA knock on your door can be nerve-racking. Knowing your rights as an employer can help you feel more in control of the process.

What to expect during an MSHA mine inspection

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) division of the U.S. Department of Labor is required to inspect surface mines twice a year, and underground mines four times a year. Additional inspections are required for mines with higher levels of toxic gas and/or explosives, as well as those that are reported due to hazardous conditions. Knowing what to expect during an inspection can help you avoid citations and fines.

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