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On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued the “Executive Order on Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation.” In response, the Department issued a final rule January 27, 2021 to rescind its August 28, 2020 rule on guidance documents.
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This handbook sets forth procedures for MSHA personnel to follow when conducting investigations and inspections of mines and facilities.
This revised handbook sets forth procedures for inspection of atmospheric monitoring systems (AMS) and automatic fire sensor and warning device systems conducted by MSHA.
The following sets forth guidance for a mine inspector when conducting mine health inspections
This handbook establishes guidelines and procedures for Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) personnel when evaluating and reviewing coal mine roof control plans and revisions. MSHA personnel may also use portions of these guidelines and procedures to evaluate the suitability of ground support materials and rock burst control plans when applicable at individual M/NM mines.
This alert provides tips in Spanish on how to protect farmworkers from exposure to the coronavirus when they are being transported to and from worksites using employer-provided vehicles.
This handbook establishes procedures for addressing hazardous condition complaints and other complaints received from miners, representatives of miners, and others. A “hazardous condition complaint” is any communication from a miner, representative of miners, or other person describing an alleged imminent danger, a violation of a mandatory safety or health standard, or a violation of the Mine Act at a mine. Such complaints must be investigated promptly, regardless of where, when, or how MSHA receives the complaint.
This handbook also establishes procedures for processing appeals from miners or their representatives when an Authorized Representative (AR) determines, based on the investigation of a Section 103(g) complaint, that a citation or order is not warranted.
This alert provides tips on how to protect farmworkers from exposure to the coronavirus when they are being transported to and from worksites using employer-provided vehicles.
To provide the staff of OA and the State Apprenticeship Agencies (SAAs), RAP sponsors (program sponsors), RAP partners, and the providers of RI with updated guidance concerning the flexibilities available in the delivery of both OJL and RI, particularly with respect to the use of electronic media in providing such training and instruction, and an outline of the procedural steps that RAPs should take when they decide to deliver RI and OJL on an electronic or virtual basis. This Circular also rescinds and replaces OA Bulletins 2010-13 and 2020-51, both of which specified additional approval processes and notification requirements for program sponsors in connection with the use of electronic media to deliver RI instruction.
This Directive ensues OFCCP provides clear and specific guidelines consistent with the rule of law.
These are frequently asked questions regarding the religious exemption final rule
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