INSIGHTS - Patton Boggs Safety & Health and Crisis Management Newsletter

    19 May 2010

    In this issue:

    1.  Accidents Bring Congressional Calls for Mine Reform

    2.  Support Building for OSHA Amendments

    3.  MSHA, OSHA Detail Regulatory Plans

    4.  MSHA Finalizes Rules on Mining Machines, Sampling Devices and Accident Notification

    5.  MSHA: Massey Investigation Will Be Transparent

    6.  OSHA Increases Penalties, Targets “Recalcitrant” Employers

    7.  NACOSH Gets Makeover

    8.  Efforts Continue to Stem Oil Spill

    9.  MSHA Launches Blitz after Coal Tragedy

    10. MSHA “Rules to Live By” Initiative Gets Underway

    11. Transit Firm Fined $500K in Whistleblower Case

    12. OSHA Enforcement Case Roundup

    13. Obama Names Two to Chemical Board

    14. CSB Outlines NAS Study on Chemical

    15. Current CSB Investigations

    16. Feds, Imperial Sugar in Settlement Talks over Explosion

    17. Jury Awards $208 Million in Second-Hand Exposure Case

    18. Mesothelioma Case Roundup