INSIGHTS - Patton Boggs Safety & Health and Crisis Management Newsletter

    1 June 2011

    In this issue:

    1.  MSHA, OSHA 2011 Budgets Set

    2.  House Democrats Reintroduce Mine Safety Bill

    3.  MSHA Enforcement Draws Scrutiny on Capitol Hill

    4.  MSHA Unveils Self-Monitoring PPOV Tool

    5.  MSHA Rulemaking

    6.  OSHA Hears Small Business Concerns on Ergo Action

    7.  Two Mines Get First-Ever Pattern Notices

    8.  24 Mines Targeted for Impact Inspections

    9. OSHA Fines Union Pacific, Orders Worker Reinstated

    10. Roundup of OSHA Enforcement Action

    11. CSB Returns to Tennessee Plant Following Second Fire in Two Months

    12. Hawaii Fireworks Explosion Probe Begins

    13. Refinery Accident Leads to Call for Preventive Action

    14. MSHA Access to Company Records

    15. Judge Upholds $761,000 Flagrant Violations Fine

    16. Judge Reaffirms Maximum Penalty in Quecreek Accident

    17. Pre-Shift Inspection Requirement Negates Horn Citations

    18. Aracoma Widows Appeal Ruling

    19. Widows Sue over Kentucky Mine Deaths

    20. Mississippi Man Wins $322 Million Asbestosis Verdict

    21. Former Pipefitter Gets $90 Million Mesothelioma Award

    22. More Than $79 Million Awarded in Other Mesothelioma Cases

    23. New Jersey Court Denies $7 Million ExxonMobil Appeal