OSHA's Twin Sister Is In Your Backyard

Law360, New York (March 23, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT) -- You would be hard-pressed to find someone who has not heard of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA's presence is felt by employers across broad segments of American industry, from construction to food service.

What many people don't realize, however, is the pervasiveness of OSHA's (older) sister agency, the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration, or MSHA.

Formerly known as the U.S. Bureau of Mines, MSHA has been in existence since 1910, when there were more than 2,000 mine fatalities annually. Congress created...
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