INSIGHTS - Patton Boggs Safety & Health and Crisis Management Newsletter

    11 August 2009

    In this issue:

    1.  Safety Advocates Nominated to Lead MSHA and OSHA

    2.  GAO Raps OSHA on Voluntary Protection Program

    3.  MSHA, NIOSH Document Working Relationship in MOU

    4.  GAO’s Part 48 Training Recommendations Unresolved

    5.  Metal/Nonmetal to See Stepped Up Health Sampling Program

    6.  MSHA Holds Hearing on Coal Dust Monitor

    7.  Crandall Canyon Accident Curbing Utah Coal Operators’ Production

    8.  Tension Remains Between Oregon Producers, MSHA

    9.  Ten Firms Face Big Dollar Fines from OSHA

    10. Chemical Safety Board: Recent Incidents

    11. Court Rules for MSHA in Road Jurisdiction Case

    12. MSHA Drops Part 46 Citation, But More Enforcement Action Likely

    13. Review Commission Upholds Big Fine in Miner’s Death

    14. Mesothelioma Court Case Roundup

    15. New ASTM Standard to Play Role in OSHA Silica Rulemaking

    16. Patton Boggs’ Webinar, Workshop Scheduled