Tag: OSHA

ICYMI: Litigator Willa Perlmutter Establishes Mine Safety Practice at Stoel Rives

Willa Perlmutter Stoel Rives MSHA AttorneyIn case you missed it, Stoel Rives LLP welcomed Willa B. Perlmutter to the firm’s Natural Resources group this past July. Willa is based in our Portland office, but is serving our clients from Alaska to California and all points east—above ground and beneath. She is accustomed to working effectively and efficiently with in-house counsel and … Continue Reading

The Real Cost of Doing Business – Fracking Industry May Feel a Big Hit from OSHA’s Proposed Silica Exposure Rule

In early September, OSHA issued a proposed rule that will limit permissible exposure to 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air. (See September 9, 2013 post.) This is approximately half of the current limit observed by industry. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, silica sand is used in approximately 60% of … Continue Reading
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