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MSHA To Start Using Pre-Assessment Conferencing Procedures

MSHA will begin implementing pre-assessment conferencing procedures in January 2012 to help reduce any backlog of future violations before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission.

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The Prime Directive

By Randy Logsdon

Starfleet’s Prime Directive states that there can be no interference with the development of alien civilizations. Emphasis is added for primitive cultures (pre-warp drive) to prevent exposure to advanced technology and of knowledge that extra-planetary civilizations exist.

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Contrasting Views Emerge of MSHA Chief’s Performance

By James Sharpe

On the eve of Joe Main’s second anniversary as head of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), two contrasting portraits of his performance have emerged.

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CPR Requires Immediate Reporting to MSHA

By Ellen Smith

Operators must contact MSHA within 15 minutes for any reason that cardiopulmonary resuscitation is performed on a mine employee, Commission ALJ Thomas McCarthy has ruled.

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Mine Commission Upholds Citations

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission upheld citations issued last May by the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to Connolly-Pacific Co.'s Pebbly Beach Quarry, located on Catalina Island, Calif., according to MSHA.

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