Online Articles

Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP is now the exclusive on-line legal columnist for Aggregates Manager magazine!
July 2013 - Aggregates Manager magazine: First Amendment Yields to Miners’ Rights under
Section105(c)
July 2013 - Modern Contractor Solutions magazine: OSHA Tightens VPP Eligibility
June 2013 - Aggregates Manager magazine: ALJ Affirms Driller’s Work Practices
April 2013 - Aggregates Manager magazine: Byrd Mine Safety Act: Different Lyrics But Same Old Song
January 2013 - Aggregates Manager magazine: MSHA wins two on jurisdiction issues
December 2012 - Modern Contractor Solutions: OSHA Dealt Blow on “Repeated Violation” Criteria
November 2012 - Aggregates Manager magazine: Contractor equipment defect citations upheld
October 2012 - Modern Contractor Solutions: Burden of Proof - OSHRC Recognizes "Unforeseeable Employment Misconduct" Defense in Trenching Case
October 2012 - Aggregates Manager magazine: Commission addresses ALJ's reduction of penalties
September 2012 - Aggregates Manager magazine: Appeals court reverses FMSHRC on temporary reinstatement
July 2012 - Aggregates Manager magazine: When is an accident ‘immediately reportable?’ A judge weighs in…
July 2012 - Aggregates Manager magazine: MSHA’s “Voices in the Workplace” Project Solicits Comments
June 2012 - Modern Contractor Solutions: Affirmative Defenses Aided by Court Decision
June 2012 - Aggregates Manager magazine: MSHA Prevails in Obtaining Non-Mandatory Documents
May 2012 - Aggregates Manager magazine: Citation for "Ready Line" Vacated
Tina Stanczewski, Esq. has prepared a summary of the new SEC regulations requiring reporting of MSHA citations. Contact her for a free copy!
April 2012 - MSHA Enforcement Alerts: Article on MSHA Revised Pre-Assessment Conference Policy
January 2012 - Aggregates Manager magazine: New Mine Safety Legislation Could Lead to Bipartisan Action
December 2011 - Aggregates Manager magazine: MSHA Flagrant Violation Policy Invalidated
November 2011 - Aggregates Manager magazine: No Equal Access to Justice Act Fees for Case Resolved Before Trial
October 2011 - Aggregates Manager magazine: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
September 2011 - Aggregates Manager magazine: Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission Addresses Contractor Liability Issues
August 2011 - Aggregates Manager magazine: Court of Appeals Rules Section 103(k) Orders Can Be Challenged
July 2011 - Aggregates Manager magazine: ALJ Weighs in on Operator’s Side in Scale Dispute