Workplace Safety & Health Weekly Update

The latest issue of our weekly Workplace Safety and Health newsletter is available for viewing and contains the following articles:

MSHA Sets Hearings on Proposal to Revise Civil Penalty Procedures. MSHA has scheduled two public hearings in December to take comments on its proposal to revise civil penalties procedures in connection with citations issued to mine operators under its Part 100 regulations. The hearings were scheduled in response to what the agency said were requests from stakeholders.

Defiance of OSHA Orders has Marshals Looking for Contractor. A judge has ordered the owner of an Illinois contracting company to be taken into custody for defying OSHA orders to correct what the agency has described as serious trenching hazards and for failing to pay fines.

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