Training to defend against MSHA citations: Alternative Case Resolution Workshop: Understanding MSHA Litigation and Saving Costs

Tuesday, October 8 – Thursday, October 10, 2019
Husch Blackwell

1801 Wewatta Street, Suite 1000

Denver, CO 80202

The average mining operator now spends $20,000 per year on citations and penalties. In this must-attend conference for cost-savings, learn how to reduce or eliminate fines with the added benefit of improved safety conditions. With increasing citations, this workshop will prepare you to handle Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) inspectors and their findings.

This two-and-a-half day workshop includes breakfast and lunch and will cover:

  • Legal and procedural processes of field inspections
  • Citations & Alternative Case Resolution Initiative (ACRI) resolutions
  • Necessary skills for mine operators and representatives to navigate the ACRI process

Agenda
Tuesday, October 8
8:45 a.m. – Registration
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Program

Wednesday, October 9
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Program
6:30 p.m. – Networking dinner

Thursday, October 10
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Program

Who Should Attend

Presidents, CEOs, vice presidents, managers, supervisors/superintendents, forepersons, chief financial officers, mining engineers, safety and health directors, attorneys, human resource directors, and any other salaried/management personnel who interact with MSHA inspectors.

Workshop Cost
The fee of $675 includes:

  • Networking dinner on Wednesday, October 9
  • Two-and-a-half day program
  • Written presentation materials
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Hands on instruction from three seasoned MSHA litigators – Mark Savit, Donna Pryor and Erik Dullea

Hotel Options
If you are traveling to Denver for this workshop, please click here to view a list of recommended local hotels.

Registration

Registration is requested by Tuesday, October 1. Space is limited; please register early.

FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Query Plan Details

Query plans will be available for purchase on the Clearinghouse website in fall 2019.

FMCSA has released the query plan options for employers of CDL drivers. The query plan information is in the attached factsheet, it is also available for download on the Clearinghouse website. Query plans will be available for purchase fall 2019.

Learn More About Query Plans →

Preparing for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

Changes to the Data Required on the Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form and the Alcohol Testing Form Required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Beginning January 6, 2020

To ensure you are prepared on January 6, 2020, when the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) becomes operational, we want to remind you about an upcoming change related to recording information on the Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF) and Alcohol Testing Form (ATF).

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U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Requests Information on Table 1 of the Silica Standard for Construction

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information and comment on Table 1 of the agency’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction. OSHA seeks information on additional engineering and work practice control methods to effectively limit exposure to silica for the equipment and tasks currently listed on Table 1. The agency is also requesting information about other construction equipment and tasks that generate silica that it should consider adding to Table 1, along with information about their associated engineering and work practice control methods.  Read more»

Safe + Sound: New Resources for Safety and Health Programs

Safe + Sound Week Core Elements DecalWe know that while you are participating in Safe + Sound Week 2019 (August 12-18) you are also reviewing your safety and health programs.

Are you launching a new initiative? Refreshing an existing program? Updating a training?

We have put together some resources to help you improve your existing or new program. Some of the new materials include:

Share Your Experiences

As you are expanding your safety and health program, let us know what you’re doing! Please share your Safe + Sound Week activities on social media using #SafeAndSoundAtWork so that we can follow along!

3M gives update on recent recall of fall protection devices

Red Wing, MN — 3M Co. has resolved an issue with the energy absorber on one of its recalled fall protection devices, the organization announced Aug. 6. The solution, however, is available only in regions that recognize ANSI standard Z359.14.

3M recently issued an immediate recall and stop-use alert for the DBI-SALA Twin-Leg Nano-Lok Edge and Wrap Back Twin-Leg Self-Retracting Lifelines. The energy absorbers on both devices were susceptible to not deploying in a proper manner, potentially putting workers at risk of serious injury or death, the alert states.

3M announced that it resolved the partial deployment of the energy absorber on its DBI-SALA Twin-Leg Nano-Lok Edge device, but that solution is limited so far.

“Due to regional regulatory requirements, this solution is currently available ONLY in regions that recognize the ANSI standard,” 3M states. “As other regulatory certifications are received, this solution will be made available in those regions. Until your unit has been repaired or replaced, the ‘Stop Use and Recall’ remains in effect and these units must be removed from service.”

The alert informs customers that the fall protection device is safe to use if it has a green check mark on the front label, adding that the mark means the unit “has either been repaired or has come from the factory with the revision and is certified for its intended use.”

3M is offering to repair or replace affected devices for free, or will issue a refund. To file a claim, go to nanolokedgerecall.com. Product numbers of affected devices are listed on the website.

For questions, call 3M’s customer service department at (833) 638-2697 or email 3musfpserviceaction@mmm.com.