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Wind of Change: MSHA’s Final Rule Governing Workplace Examinations for Metal and Nonmetal Mines Becomes Effective June 2, 2018

by Fisher Phillips on

The changes to MSHA’s workplace examination rule governing metal and nonmetal mines have garnered significant attention. Stakeholders fought back against the original proposed rulemaking, and MSHA delayed implementation three...more

OSHA Trends And Developments: One Year Into The Trump Administration

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Yesterday our panel from Seyfarth’s Workplace Safety team led a briefing on OSHA regulation and enforcement under the Trump Administration. One year into the Trump Administration, employers’ expectations for a more...more

Deck Safety at Home: Better Safe Than Sorry

May is Deck Safety Month, and the North American Decking and Railing Association, or NADRA, is busy spreading the word about the care and maintenance of those enjoyable outdoor spaces that, in recent years, have turned out to...more

Airplanes Helping Airplanes – Drones in the Aircraft Maintenance World

by LeClairRyan on

Given how few airline accidents have occurred over the past 20 years, people rarely give a second thought to whether or not the aircraft they are boarding is mechanically reliable. ...more

MSHA Issues Final Workplace Examination Rule

On April 9, 2018, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will publish its final rule on “Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines” in the Federal Register. The rule will go into effect on June 2,...more

Operators Beware! MSHA Issues Final Rule on Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: MSHA just announced its Final Rule on Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines. 83 Fed. Reg. 15055 (April 9, 2018). ...more

Will Fewer Truck Inspections in Illinois Impact Safety?

by Howard Ankin on

According to a new state law that took effect January 1, 2018, trucks that operate solely in Illinois will now only be required to undergo one yearly state safety inspection instead of two, and although annual safety...more

FDA Publishes Form 483 Summary from the Last Decade

by Barley Snyder on

The Food and Drug Administration has publicly posted almost 185,000 citations potentially committed by businesses across the country through the last decade – even though the information in the posted report previously had...more

The Hub: Transportation News & Insights - March 2018

by Wilson Elser on

Pre-trip Inspections: Are You Doing Enough? Every driver who earns a commercial driver’s license must demonstrate that he or she knows how to conduct a thorough pre-trip inspection. However, as technology on commercial...more

FDA Publishes List of All General FDA Form 483 Inspection Citations for Every Food Facility Since 2008

by Hogan Lovells on

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released an Excel file that lists all general inspection citations included on every FDA Form 483 (Inspectional Observations) issued for almost the past ten years, from October 2008...more

MSHA Rolls Out New System To Improve Mine Inspections

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On February 22, 2018, the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) announced that it would be instituting a new Mobile Inspection Application System (Mobile IAS) to improve and further enhance the efficiency and...more

Coming Your Way: Digital MSHA Inspectors

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

MSHA announced last week that it’s mine safety inspectors are joining the digital age. Goodbye, “general field notes” on lined paper? Hello, customized tablets. MSHA says that it’s now starting to deploy the new system,...more

Rail Inspection Firm Acquires Drone Services Company

American Rail Engineers Corp. (ARE), based in Irvine, California, recently acquired a New Hampshire drone services company, Media Wing, LLC (Media Wing), to conduct geographic information system (GIS) mapping and data...more

Will Your Municipality Be Liable For Its Failure To Conduct Mandatory Property Inspections?

by Murtha Cullina on

The Connecticut Supreme Court recently issued a decision which opens the door for municipalities to be held liable for failing to conduct mandatory property inspections. In Williams v. Housing Authority of Bridgeport, 327...more

112(r)(7) Air Enforcement: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Knoxville, Tennessee Facility Enter into Expedited Settlement...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and Republic Plastics, L.P., K-1 Facility (“RP”) entered into a November 14th Expedited Settlement Agreement (“ESA”) addressing alleged violations of Section 112(r)(7)...more

Use Of Impact Inspections Decreases At Metal/Non-Metal Mines

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The results from the September, 2017, MSHA impact inspections indicate a significant shift in enforcement practices and resources. The data shows that not only has the use of impact inspections in general receded over the...more

Drones Make Bridge Inspections Cheaper and Easier

The United States has a lot of bridges –more than 600,000 –many of which are in disrepair or reaching the end of their planned lives. According to the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card from the American Society of Civil...more

Mine Safety Agency Proposes Further Changes To The Examinations Of Working Places In Metal And Nonmetal Mines Final Rule

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On September 12, 2017, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published two proposed rules seeking to further amend the Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines final rule which was published on...more

Textile factory safety claims proceed to arbitration under the Bangladesh Accord

by Hogan Lovells on

In a landmark ruling by an arbitration tribunal last month, claims against two global fashion brands under the 2013 Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (the “Bangladesh Accord“) were declared admissible and...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Lyft, armed with a fresh billion from Google’s venture investment arm (CapitalG), is looking seriously at a 2018 IPO. The CapG money raises Lyft’s valuation from $6.9 billion to more than $10 billion....more

FDA Delays Start of New Animal Food Inspections

by Barley Snyder on

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced it will delay the date for certain routine regulatory inspections of large animal food facilities until next year....more

Foreign device manufacturers should anticipate greater chance of FDA inspection under new FDA leadership

by Hogan Lovells on

Under the Trump administration, foreign device manufacturers may see new compliance pressures and increased inspections by the FDA. In this video, Michael Heyl discusses this growing trend and shares insights on how foreign...more

OSHA Inspections are on the Rise: Will You Be Ready?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As employers, manufacturers are aware of their responsibility for knowing the safety standards applicable to their businesses. But many do not understand their rights and obligations during the inspection process. In recent...more

OSHA Walks Back Guidance on Third Parties Participating in an OSHA Inspection at a Non-Unionized Workplace

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

On February 21, 2013, Deputy Assistant Secretary Richard E. Fairfax issued an OSHA Letter of Interpretation suggesting that non-unionized workers without a collective bargaining agreement have a right to designate a...more

OSHA Withdraws Union Representative Walk-Around Letter of Interpretation

On April 25, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officially rescinded its 2013 letter of interpretation that many viewed as a clear bow to organized labor by the previous administration and that had...more

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