INSIGHTS - Patton Boggs Safety and Health Newsletter July 2012

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    IN THIS ISSUE

    1. Obama Directive Aims to Ease Regulatory Burden
    2. Kline Seeks Data on Advance Notice, MSHA Injuries
    3. OSHA Inconsistent on Safety Incentive Program Criteria, GAO Says
    4. IARC Claims Diesel Exhaust Causes Cancer
    5. MSHA Adopts OSHA’s Fall Protection Standard but Uncertainty Remains
    6. Hard Hat Standard is Subject of OSHA Final Rule
    7. Lung Disease Found in Surface Coal Miners
    8. NIOSH, OSHA Issue Alert on Fracking Hazards
    9. MSHA Impact Inspections Target 17 Coal Mines
    10. Roundup of MSHA and OSHA Whistleblower Cases
    11. CSB Probes Fatal Arkansas Blast
    12. Board to Hold Public Hearing on BP Oil Rig Disaster
    13. Commission Says MSHA has Access to Medical Records
    14. Lack of Toilet Leads to $322,000 Jury Award
    15. DOL Goes to Court to Collect Fines
    16. Five Firms Settle with OSHA over Safety, Whistleblower Issues
    17. Mine Operator Wins Weigh Scale Case
    18. Safety Officer Sentenced for Falsifying Records
    19. Mesothelioma Case Roundup