by Jon M. Casey Attorney Patrick Dennison, belongs to the Occupational Safety and Health Practice Group as well as the Coal and Oil and Gas Industry Group at Jackson Kelly, PLLC, in Pittsburgh, PA, was a featured speaker at the 2017 Northeast Mine Safety and Health Conference in Columbus, Ohio in early April.
by Collin Warren and Travis Vance President Trump recently nominated David Zatezalo to be the new head of Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The nomination raises many questions, including what do we know about Mr. Zatezalo? Also, if he is confirmed, what would the industry like to see in the agency under his direction?
by Jon M. Casey The Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) hosted this year’s biennial Northeast Mine Safety and Health Conference at the Hyatt Regency Columbus Conference Center April 3-5. Patrick Jacomet, OAIMA executive director, welcomed safety professionals from the Mine Safety and Health Administration and mining companies from at least five states.
Company Background Silver Standard Resources Inc. is a Vancouver-based mining company focused on the operation, development, exploration and acquisition of precious metal projects. Silver Standard has three operations, including the Marigold mine in Nevada, the Seabee Gold Operation in Saskatchewan, Canada and the 75% owned and operated Puna Operations joint venture in Argentina.
by Collin Warren and Travis Vance As most employers know, a safety program is critical in nearly all work environments. Indeed, most employers have safety policies and procedures, employee handbooks, or some other form of written program to address safe work practices.