INSIGHTS - Patton Boggs Safety & Health and Crisis Management Newsletter

    View Authors 15 December 2012

    IN THIS ISSUE

    1. Sequestration Could Have Big Impact on Agencies
    2. Post-Election Avalanche of Rules Could be Coming
    3. OSHA Launches Whistleblower Pilot Program
    4. Fatalities, Injuries Decline in 2011
    5. IG Calls for Changes to OSHA Targeting Program
    6. MSHA Issues New Guarding Guide
    7. OSHA Enforcement Policy in Residential Construction
    8. Firms Pay Up in Whistleblower Cases
    9. Combustible Dust Global OSHA Settlement
    10. Refineries Hit With Big Penalties after Incidents
    11. $950,000 Settlement in Crandall Canyon Mine Accident
    12. MSHA Impact Inspections
    13. EPA IG Auditing CSB’s Investigative Process
    14. CSB’s Moure-Eraso: Combustible Dust Standard Neededt
    15. Roundup of Current CSB Investigations
    16. Kentucky Man Gets Three Years in Miner Training Scam
    17. Three Sentenced to Prison for Asbestos Violations
    18. Louisiana Woman Indicted for Impersonating Inspector
    19. MSHA Medical Records Demand Raises Constitutional Issues
    20. Appeals Court Rules on MSHA Temporary Reinstatement
    21. Kentucky Mine Operator, Supervisors Plead Guilty
    22. $7.3 Million Award in Popcorn Lung Case
    23. Construction Worker Awarded $2 Million after Accident
    24. Roundup of OSHA Whistleblower Cases
    25. $48 Million Verdict Tops Mesothelioma Awards