Tag: MSHA

Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission Withdraws Simplified Procedures

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (“Commission”) announced that it intends to withdraw its simplified proceedings rule effective November 25, 2019. The Commission’s Federal Register announcement is found here. The simplified proceedings were originally published in a final rule by the Commission on December 28, 2010. The Commission’s intention was to streamline its … Continue Reading

MSHA Announces Reinstatement of 2017 Obama-Era Rule on Workforce Examinations

On Monday, September 30, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reinstated an Obama-era rule imposing heightened requirements for health and safety workplace examinations in surface metal and nonmetal mines. The reinstatement represents yet another volley in an already protracted regulatory process spanning two presidential administrations and multiple lawsuits. The 2017 Obama-era rule, marking one … Continue Reading

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
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