Mine Safety and Health Administration (11 - 20 of 25 items)
Information Security: Software Change Controls at the Department of Labor
AIMD-00-192R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed software change controls at the Department of Labor (DOL), focusing on: (1) whether key controls as described in agency policies and procedures regarding software change authorization, testing, and approval complied with federal guidance; and (2) the extent to which agencies contracted for Year 2000 remediation of mission-critical systems and invol...
Mine Safety and Health Administration: Information on Proposed Relocation of Its Denver Technical Center to West Virginia
HEHS-97-100R: Published: Apr 30, 1997. Publicly Released: May 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) plans to relocate its Safety and Health Technology Center in Denver, Colorado to Triadelphia, West Virginia, and the likely effect of the relocation plan on MSHA's: (1) ability to protect the safety and health of mine workers in states west of the Mississippi, including MSHA's ability to respond to...
HEHS-96-9R: Published: Oct 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined whether Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) officials engaged in activities with mining industry executives to discredit proposed legislation affecting MSHA. GAO noted that: (1) MSHA officials reported that they actively communicated their opposition to the proposed legislation, but they did not urge anyone to contact congressional represe...
Labor's Regional Structure and Trust Funds
HEHS-95-82R: Published: Feb 10, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Labor's (DOL) organizational structure and departmental trust funds. GAO noted that: (1) DOL components conduct their operations through ten regional offices throughout the country, covering all states and territories; (2) most DOL components have offices at each of the regional headquarters and some have field offi...
GAO Labor Products (FY 1990-95)
HEHS-95-73R: Published: Feb 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized its written products on the Department of Labor's (DOL) programs and activities from fiscal year (FY) 1990 to February 1995, focusing on key reports on DOL budget categories, including: (1) the Job Training Partnership Act; (2) transition from school to work; (3) consolidation of multiple employment training programs; (4) dislocated worker assist...
Mine Safety and Health: Tampering Scandal Led to Improved Sampling Devices
HRD-93-63: Published: Feb 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) development and use of tamper-resistant devices, particularly cassettes and pumps, for collecting coal dust samples in its respirable coal dust program.GAO found that: (1) before the Secretary of Labor's 1991 announcement of massive tampering with coal dust samples, no incentive existed for the coa...
Occupational Safety and Health: Options to Improve Hazard-Abatement Procedures in the Workplace
HRD-92-105: Published: May 12, 1992. Publicly Released: May 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) procedures with: (1) proposed legislation (H.R. 3160) that would affect OSHA activites; (2) Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) procedures; and (3) the procedures used by 21 states operating OSHA-approved safety and health programs.GAO found that: (1) H.R. 3160 would allow OSHA to...
Mine Safety: Questions Regarding Enforcement at Wilberg Coal Mine
HRD-88-30BR: Published: Nov 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) enforcement of certain safety standards at the Wilberg Coal Mine in Utah at the time a fire broke out, to determine whether MSHA: (1) violated any federal laws, regulations, or policies in approving the mine operator's proposal to use an alternative method to meet a ventilation safety standard;...
Mine Safety: Federal Efforts To Improve Inspections and Injury Reporting
HRD-87-115BR: Published: Sep 14, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) inspection practices and injury reporting to assess MSHA: (1) progress toward completing mandatory regular inspections; (2) mechanisms to assess inspection quality; and (3) efforts to verify mine operators' injury reporting.GAO found that: (1) since 1985, MSHA has improved its completion of man...
Mine Safety: Inspector Hiring, Penalty Assessments, and Injury Reporting
HRD-87-71BR: Published: Mar 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) mine inspections, specifically: (1) MSHA efforts to hire more inspectors; (2) penalties MSHA assessed mine operators in 1986 for not reporting injuries; (3) mining associations' and union officials' opinions on whether the MSHA penalty policy deters underrepo...