INSIGHTS - Patton Boggs Safety & Health and Crisis Management Newsletter

    30 March 2010

    In this issue:

    1. MSHA ACRI Seminar: April 6-8

    2. Greater Enforcement Emphasis in MSHA, OSHA Budgets

    3. Mine Operators Blamed for Litigation Case Backlog

    4. Criminal Penalties Are Topic of OSHA Reform Hearing

    5. Smith Confirmed as Labor Solicitor, Attwood Joins OSHRC

    6. “Rules to Live By” Initiative

    7. MSHA Seeks Information on Proximity Detectors

    8. OSHA Holds HAZCOM & Combustible Dust Hearings

    9. MSD Recordkeeping Change Seen as Prelude to New Rule

    10. NIOSH Posts Fourth Draft of Asbestos Roadmap

    11. Worksites With High Injury Rates Get OSHA Letter

    12. OSHA Case Roundup

    13. Another BP Refinery Gets Steep OSHA Fine

    14. OSHA Acts to Protect Whistle-Blowers

    15. Employer Gets Contempt Order over OSHA Citations

    16. Gas “Blow” Likely Cause of Fatal Explosion

    17. ConAgra Explosion Brings Recommendations for Change

    18. CSB Investigates Employee Death at DuPont Plant

    19. Utah Refinery Reopens after 2009 Explosion

    20. Mesothelioma Case Roundup

    21. MSHA Wins Extended Cuts Litigation

    22. Circuit Court Hears Argument in DPM Case

    23. American Coal Given Second Chance to Sue MSHA

    24. Pair Plead Guilty in Silicosis Bribery Case

    25. Widow of Contract Trucker Sues Coal Operator

    26. Caterpillar Plans Appeal of $54 Million Verdict