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Off-Highway Diesel Prices

The national estimated average price for off-highway diesel fuel as of Oct. 18 is $3.603. That is higher than last week's average of $3.511.

Storm Clouds Forming over MSHA

By James Sharpe

It is a convenient reason for justifying stepped up enforcement in the metal/non-metal sector, but Assistant Secretary Joe Main’s ongoing explanation that Congress made the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) do it, is a canard nonetheless.

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The Balance of Safety

By Randy Logsdon

Just what does “unsafe” mean? The question is a bit rhetorical, so don’t rush to your dictionary. The question is really about what “unsafe” means in context; it’s more than the opposite of “safe.”

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ALJ Dismisses More Than $75,000 in Penalties Where MSHA Submitted Late Filing

By Ellen Smith

In a case that has implications for the entire mining industry, a Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission judge dismissed $75,762 in civil penalties against a mine operator where MSHA failed to timely file with the Commission a routine petition for a civil penalty assessment. Administrative Law Judge Thomas P. McCarthy said MSHA could not establish adequate cause for filing petitions an average of 267 days late.

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Is HR Just Your Corporate Cop?

There Are Ways to Get Your Operations People and HR Working Together as Partners.

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