EMLF On Demand Webinar: Recent Decisions and Enforcement Efforts in Mine Safety
About this Course
This course has been approved for 3.0 hours CLE credit in Kentucky and Pennsylvania. It has been approved for 3.6 hours CLE credit in West Virginia. Ohio and Virginia are pending. To inquire about other states, please e-mail anna@emlf.org before viewing.

EMLF Members can view this webinar for free using the discount code MEMBER.
This Course Has 6 Sections
  • Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission Update and Significant Decisions
    Commission Chairman Rajkovich will address developments at the Commission and significant decisions issued in the last year.
  • Plan Dispute Litigation after Knight Hawk
    The issue of the standard of review for MSHA plan decisions has been hotly contested in the last few years. In July, the Commission issued a decision upholding an ALJ denial of District's effort to revoke a perimeter mining plan. This panel will discuss the standard for review of a plan revocation or denial by the Review Commission and its ALJs and the potential outcome of the review of the Commission’s decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
  • Negligence Determinations and Settlement Approvals
    This presentation will look at the way negligence should be determined, especially with citations issued to operators for contractor violations. It will also discuss the review and approval of settlements at the ALJ level.
  • Drugs in the Workplace: Impact of Opioids and Loss of Certifications for Drug Use
    Drug abuse continues to be an epidemic in Appalachia and this panel will discuss the impact of drug use in the mining environment, use of suboxone, and state efforts to revoke miner certifications for those that fail drug tests.
  • Update on Criminal Enforcement Under the Mine Act
    Criminal prosecution remains the ultimate enforcement mechanism under the Mine Act. This presentation will discuss recent enforcement trends and pending cases.
  • Update on 105(c) Discrimination Cases and Potential COVID-19 Related Charges
    This panel will cover developments in 105(c) discrimination cases, including COVID-19 charges and developments in temporary reinstatement.
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