“West Virginia Senate Bill Eliminates Mine Safety Enforcement”

By Ken Ward Jr. , Staff Writer, Charleston Gazette-Mail State safety inspectors wouldn’t inspect West Virginia’s coal mines anymore. They would conduct “compliance visits and education.” Violations of health and safety standards wouldn’t produce state citations and fines, either. Mine operators would receive “compliance assistance visit notices.” And West Virginia regulators wouldn’t have authority to write safety … Continue reading “West Virginia Senate Bill Eliminates Mine Safety Enforcement”

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“When It’s An OSHA Violation & When It’s Not”

Take a look at the photo and see if you can name the OSHA trench safety violations. There’s a man in the trench – look closely, because you can barely see him. Then, there are the eight men surrounding the newly excavated hole, putting pressure on the excavation face. There’s no sloping, shielding or shoring—nothing … Continue reading “When It’s An OSHA Violation & When It’s Not”