......................... 70%Mine Safety and Heal...
......................... 25%Investigations and L...
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|University ||Mount St. Mary's College, B.S., 1964|
|Law School||University of Pittsburgh, J.D., 1967|
|Admitted||1967, Pennsylvania; 1967, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; 1972, District of Columbia and U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; 1974, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; 1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1987, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit|
|Memberships ||The District of Columbia Bar; Pennsylvania (Inactive) and American Bar Associations.|
|Military||Lt. USNR, active duty, 1967-1971|
|Special Agencies||Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.|
Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Washington, DC Super Lawyers and Who's Who in American Law. Author: Understanding MSHA,McGraw Hill, 1981; Safety and Health at Mines, A Manual for Operators and Contractors, Advanstar, 1999, 2003 (2nd Ed.); MSHA - The Mine Operator and the Law, Mine-Works Media, 2003; MSHA Compliance Essentials, Mine-Works Media, 2012. Co-Author: Workplace Safety and Health, Clark Boardman Callahan, 1995; Occupational Safety and Health Law Handbook, Government Institutes, 2001, 2008; Concepts and Processes in Mine Safety and Health Management, SME 2001. Legal Editor, Monthly Columnist Pit and Quarry, Advanstar, 1996-. Adjunct Professor, Understanding Law and Law Studies, George Mason University, New Century College, 2004-2006. Past Member Board of Trustees, Energy and Mineral Law Foundation. Member, Council of Counsel, National Stone Sand and Gravel Association. Member, Law and Safety Committees, National Mining Association.
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Miners Can Prevent Fatal Accidents
Michael T. Heenan,Gwendolyn K. Nightengale, May 29, 2014
With a momentary lapse of attention, any of us can cause a grave accident--at home, in a vehicle, on vacation, or at work. Miners must be ever vigilant for their own safety and the safety of others. The mining industry can reduce fatalities and injuries by encouraging employees to identify,...
Tracking Patterns of Violations in Mines
Michael T. Heenan, August 28, 2013
In the mining industry MSHA enforcement of “pattern of violations” sanctions can be devastating to a mine operator’s business. Every operator is potentially subject to a “pattern of violations” notice from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health...
MSHA Demands for Company Files Upheld by Federal Appellate Court
Michael T. Heenan, August 24, 2013
“Congress has given . . . MSHA powerful tools to protect miners. Those tools include demands to inspect documents.” That is what the United States Court of Appeals for Seventh Circuit recently held in Big Ridge vs. Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission.
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