INSIGHTS - Patton Boggs Safety & Health and Crisis Management Newsletter

    View Authors 10 October 2012

    IN THIS ISSUE

    1.  Rockefeller Reintroduces Mine Reform Legislation
    2.  Whistleblower Protections Added to Highway Bill
    3.  GAO Endorses Studies Supporting Black Lung Rule
    4.  Demolition, Underground Construction Covered Under OSHA Direct Final Rule
    5.  Study Finds Host of Illnesses from Early Asbestos Exposure
    6.  MSHA Sees Progress from Rules to Live By Program
    7.  MSHA Support Brings Surge in Temporary Reinstatements
    8.  FBI Investigation Training for MSHA Special Investigators
    9. Mines Close After Impact Inspections
    10. Coal Operator Fined $600,000 in Miner’s Death
    11. Roundup of OSHA Whistleblower Cases
    12. $13 Million Settlement Reached in BP Case
    13. Removal Criteria for Severe Violator Program
    14. OSHA, Auto Repair Firm Reach Safety Agreement
    15. CSB: Process Safety Focus Needed to Prevent Oil Rig Disasters
    16. Inherently Safer Design Could Avert Chemical Plant Accidents
    17. Board Pledges Full Investigation into Refinery Fire
    18. Respirator Manufacturer Liability Affirmed in Asbestos Case
    19. University Board Escapes Criminal Charges in Lab Death
    20. Contractor Gets 10 Years in Prison for Asbestos Violations
    21. Coal Mine Examiner, Supervisors Get MSHA Fines
    22. Feds Pursue Mine Operators Over Unpaid Fines
    23. New Trial Ordered in Silicosis Case
    24. Judge Overturns Majority of $90 Million Asbestos Award
    25. More than $11 Million Awarded in Mesothelioma Cases