Arlington, VA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit on Jan. 25 rejected two challenges from coal industry groups about a Mine Safety and Health Administration final rule intended to lower miner exposure to coal mine dust.
Arlington, VA – Three coal mining deaths occurred during the first three weeks of 2016, the highest number to occur in that time period since January 2006, according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
Arlington, VA – The Mine Safety and Health Administration is scheduled to host four stakeholder meetings in October about its proposed rule that would require underground coal mine operators to equip coal hauling machines and scoops with proximity detection technology.
Arlington, VA – One year after a respirable coal dust rule went into effect, sampling results are showing that mines are complying with reforms and better protecting coal miners from black lung disease, the Mine Safety and Health Administration recently announced.
Arlington, VA – Coal mine dust samples taken after the Mine Safety and Health Administration implemented a rule to prevent deadly diseases known as “black lung” suggest that compliance is “highly achievable,” the agency announced April 23 during a hearing of the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee.