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the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States

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The Mine Safety and Health Administration is charged with administering the Federal Mine Safety Act, which mandates safety and health standards to reduce the number of accidents at mines and diminish the frequency of mining-related health conditions.
of Causal classification diasters deaths Explosion 420 10,390 Fire 35 727 Haulage ([dagger]) 21 145 Ground fall/Bump ([section]) 13 83 Inundation ([paragraph]) 7 62 Other 17 199 Total 513 11,606 * Disasters are defined by the Mine Safety and Health Administration as incidents resulting in five or more deaths.
Bush's other appointees to top Mine Safety and Health Administration positions have included David Lauriski (former executive at Energy West Mining), John Caylor (executive with three companies, including Cyprus Minerals), John Correll (Amax Mining and Peabody Coal), Mark Ellis (former legal counsel for the American Mining Congress) and Melinda Pon (executive at BHP Minerals).
The Mine Safety and Health Administration cited the impoundment at least seventeen other times in the past decade, for allowing erosion gullies to form and for using wood waste to build up the dam, noted Mokhiber and Weissman.
The hearing is the first real opportunity in this Congress for Members to provide oversight and begin to take steps that will curb regulatory abuses that the Obama Administration's Department of Labor and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) have pursued.
I note that the Mine Safety and Health Administration has instituted a compliance assistance program to address this.
Under the Bush appointee Dave Lauriski, a former mining executive, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has stressed cooperating with mine operators over policing them.
Bush appointed a top executive of a mining company, David Lauriski (sounds like risky), to head the Mine Safety and Health Administration, a man who prior to his appointment had proposed a measure allowing coal-dust levels to rise substantially in mines.
As the AFL-CIO notes, "The Bush Administration's Department of Labor regulatory agenda for 2002 withdraws or halts action on sixteen pending Occupational Safety and Health Administration and thirteen pending Mine Safety and Health Administration safety actions.
In 2001, fatal injuries at mines in the United States declined to a historic new low, according to the preliminary data released in early January 2002 by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
The new survey will include industry sectors covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
Rajant Corporation, the pioneer of Kinetic Mesh Networks and provider of pervasive, multi-frequency wireless solutions, today announced that the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has approved the UX-2400 BreadCrumb([R]) Portable Wireless Mesh Network Node for use in underground coal mines.
Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) renewed for another three years an ongoing alliance aimed at fostering safer and more healthful working conditions in the cement industry.
Department of Labors Mine Safety and Health Administration announced today that for the first time since reforms began in 2010 none of the nations more than 13,000 mining operations meets the criteria for a Pattern of Violations notice.
who died in December, 2012, explains his unique vantage point in a recently released book entitled, INSIDE MSHA: The Formative Years of the Mine Safety and Health Administration.