INSIGHTS - Patton Boggs Safety & Health and Crisis Management Newsletter

    5 April 2011

    In this issue:

    1.  Budget Battle Over OSHA and MSHA Funding

    2.  Safety Law & Congressional Activity

    3.  Review of Regulations

    4.  OSHA Backs Off Ergo Reporting and Noise Control Changes

    5.  Pattern Violators Targeted in MSHA Rulemaking

    6.  Industry Opposes Proposed Coal Dust Rule Changes

    7.  MSHA Workplace Examination Changes

    8.  Mines Targeted for Impact Inspections

    9.  Heightened Enforcement in 2010

    10. Administrative Law Judge Upholds $761,000 in MSHA Penalties

    11. Grain Handling Industry OSHA Warning

    12. Agencies Act on Discrimination, Whistleblower Cases

    13. Roundup of OSHA Enforcement Actions

    14.CSB: Bayer Blast “Should Never Have Happened”

    15. CSB Finds Lapses Led to Fatal Goodyear Explosion

    16. CSB Investigations Continue

    17. Miners' Widows Lose Lawsuit Against MSHA

    18. Foremen Plead Guilty to Falsifying Records

    19. $4.3 Million Verdict Goes Against Stone Producer

    20. Oklahoma Mine Boss Gets Probation

    21. Wisconsin Power Company Settles for $16 Million

    22. Mesothelioma Cases Settle for $24 Million

    23. Lawsuit and Enforcement Risk Reduction Seminars