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Company Successfully Argues That It Lacked Fair Notice of a Travelway Violation

By Ellen Smith

A safety manager for Aggregate Industries WRC was able to convince a Review Commission ALJ to vacate a citation issued under §56.11012, where the company was able to prove that it lacked adequate or fair notice of the violation.

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MSHA Must Make Case for Improved Compliance

By James Sharpe

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has been spreading the word that compliance at mines has improved because enforcement statistics dropped significantly between 2010 and 2011.

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To Change A Light Bulb

By Randy Logsdon

How many (you fill in the blank) does it take to change a light bulb? It's an old joke playing on our fascination with the absurd. Interestingly, as safe work procedures and equipment, the truth appears at times to approach absurdity. Consider the light bulb placed in a difficult to reach elevated location. It could easily require the effort of a team of two or more to place a person in a position to safely access the fixture and replace that light.

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Aggregate Industries US Receives Multiple Safety Awards

Aggregate Industries US, a Holcim Group Company, announced that several locations of Aggregate Industries US, Midwest Region (AIMWR) were recognized by the Safety Awards Program of the Illinois Association for Aggregate Producers (IAAP).

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MSHA Entitled to Medical Claim Forms, Other Records When Conducting Part 50 Audit

By Ellen Smith

The Review Commission upheld the right of MSHA to inspect and copy employee medical records, workers’ compensation records, and other records held by operators for purposes of determining compliance with reporting standards under Part 50 of the Mine Act.

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