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Top 10 underground coal mining MSHA violations

January 11, 2014 //

It's no secret that the mining industry is difficult on workers and contractors, but it is also quite challenging for the large multinational corporations that must simultaneously juggle compliance training, risk mitigation and the bevy of Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regulations.

The importance of worldwide incident reporting and understanding for multinational corporations

January 08, 2014 //

Considering the constant updates and additions to regulations and standards, perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of successfully running a multinational corporation is actually keeping up with the times.

Supplier management growing in focus

January 05, 2014 //

In an intense regulatory environment with rampant economic uncertainty, more companies are looking to reduce their risks. As a result, some are realizing that the vendors, suppliers and contractors they partner with may be presenting additional threats to their operations.

Corporate social responsibility is everyone's business

January 02, 2014 //

In recent years, the balance of power has shifted from companies to consumers, and more people are demanding products that meet their needs without causing social or environmental harm.

Government policy would penalize oil companies and contractors alike

December 30, 2013 //

The Interior Department's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement recently issued an interim policy document warning that operators and contractors about offshore exploration, development and production projects can be penalized if they fail to comply with regulations.

Oracle settlement shows importance of foreign risk management

December 27, 2013 //

The Oracle corporation recently agreed to pay a $2 million fine to settle allegations that one of its subsidiaries violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

How to strike the best deal with contractors

December 24, 2013 //

It is difficult enough for corporations to spend valuable resources working to make the best deal with a handful of outside contractors and project vendors - it is entirely different to have to work out agreements and suitable contracts with hundreds or thousands of subcontractors.

How can technology aid in vendor governance?

December 21, 2013 //

More small and medium-sized enterprises are specializing in niche areas, which has driven up the practices of offshoring and outsourcing and increased the need for vendor governance.

INFOGRAPHIC - Driving Down Distraction

December 20, 2013 //

View the National Safety Council's infographic to see statistics on how driving distracted is a workplace danger, how it can increase employer liability, and how you can improve company policies.

MSHA toughens some regulations

December 18, 2013 //

The Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently announced it will strengthen rules that encourage safety in hazardous mines.