In honor of National Miner’s Day, we salute all of our clients and friends in the mining industry. DOL and MSHA officials marked the day with statements of appreciation. Likewise, the National Mining Association issued a statement recognizing its members that had recently won awards for safety, environmental and technological accomplishments.…

Today, the nominee to lead OSHA, Scott Mugno, is scheduled to have his confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions. If confirmed, Mr. Mugno will become the next U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.…

On Wednesday, OSHA announced a further two-week delay in the deadline for employers to submit their 2016 injury and illness data electronically to the agency. The new deadline will be December 15, 2017. That will mark the first time that employers are required to routinely submit such data under a new rule issued during the Obama administration (to “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses”). Here’s what employers need to know……

Today, OSHA announced a further two-week delay in the deadline for employers to submit their 2016 injury and illness data electronically to the agency. The new deadline will be December 15, 2017. That will mark the first time that employers are required to routinely submit such data under a new rule issued during the Obama administration.…

DOL has new leadership under Secretary Acosta. But, at least one longstanding OSHA policy is not changing any time soon if the agency has its way. OSHA recently asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to uphold the agency’s multi-employer citation policy after an administrative law judge tossed out an OSHA citation based on the policy.…

Earlier today, the United States Senate voted to confirm David G. Zatezalo as the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health. The vote split along party lines, with all 52 Republican Senators voting to confirm the nominee and every Democratic Senator voting against him. Zatezelo…

The Trump Administration is expected to nominate Scott Mugno, a FedEx Vice President (of Safety, Sustainability and Vehicle Maintenance), to lead OSHA.  Mugno is an attorney that started his career with FedEx in 1994. Mugno is expected to be nominated as the Assistant Secretary of Labor and would have the leadership role at OSHA.…