INSIGHTS - Patton Boggs Safety & Health and Crisis Management Newsletter

    19 July 2010

    In this issue:

    1.  Democrats Introduce Sweeping Safety Law Amendments

    1.A.  General Industry (OSHA)

    1.B.  Mine Safety (MSHA)

    2.  Senate Approves Millions to Address Mine Case Backlog

    3.  SEC Disclosures to Include Mine Safety Enforcement and Fatality Data

    4.  UBB Cleared for Probe as Massey Challenges MSHA

    5.  IG Critical of MSHA

    6.  OSHA Chief Spells Out Priorities

    7.  MSHA Issues Guidance on Guards, Fall Protection

    8.  OSHA Launches Severe Violators Enforcement Program 

    9.  OSHA Enforcement Case Roundup

    10. Companies Try to Stop Release of CSB Report

    11. Board Seeks Ban on Pipe-Cleaning Procedure

    12. BP Oil Rig Explosion Getting CSB’s Attention

    13. Moure-Eraso Confirmed to Lead CSB

    14. Mining Group Forces Release of Diesel Study Reports

    15. Sugar Producer to Pay $6 Million after Fatal Explosion

    16. FMSHRC Proposes Simplified Litigation Procedures

    17. Court Grants MSHA Injunction Request

    18. Insurers Sue Operator over Mine Disaster Losses

    19. Wal-Mart Puts Big Money into Fighting OSHA Fine

    20. Mesothelioma Case Roundup