INSIGHT - Patton Boggs Safety and Health Law News - December 2011

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    IN THIS ISSUE

    1. Lawmakers, OSHA Trade Views on Value of Rulemaking
    2. Industry Groups Lobby Administration on OSHA Silica Rule
    3. Industry Wants More Time for Proximity Detection
    4. Refuge Shelter Failure Prompts Inspections Mandate
    5. Off-Spec Rock Dust Said to Present Hazard
    6. Operator Gets PPOV Listing After Part 50 Audit
    7. MSHA Conducts 40 Impact Inspections
    8. Cooperative to Pay $550,000 for Grain Violations
    9. Texas Firm Fined $550,000 over Recordkeeping
    10. Roundup of OSHA and State Enforcement Action
    11. CSB Calls for Action on Chemical Hazards in Labs
    12. Board Recommends Safety Measures at Oil and Gas Facilities
    13. UBB: Security Chief Convicted, Record MSHA Fine of $10.8M Issued Corporate Plea Agreement for $210M Announced
    14. Mine Operator Sues MSHA and Review Commission
    15. Review Commission: MSHA Entitled to Medical Records
    16. MSHA, Tire Center Settle Discrimination Claim
    17. Fine Ends Mobile Equipment Repair Case
    18. Commission Upholds $137,000 Penalty
    19. Asbestos Contractors Sentenced to Prison
    20. Libby Claimants Receive $43 Million Payout
    21. Over $29 Million Awarded in Mesothelioma Cases