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On March 10, 2021, nearly one year into the pandemic in the United States, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued its first comprehensive guidance addressing COVID-19 protections for mine sites. The guidance provides what MSHA characterizes as “recommendations,” as well as information on existing “mandatory safety and health standards” that MSHA considers to be applicable to COVID-19 hazards. The agency states that the guidance is not meant to establish new legal obligations, but… Continue Reading A Few Legal Considerations on MSHA’s COVID-19 Guidance