The mining industry and its regulatory challenges are unique. Your lawyers should be, too. The Jackson Lewis team of mine safety and health lawyers has decades of combined experience with every aspect of operating under the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s jurisdiction.

Our workplace safety and health attorneys are located strategically throughout the nation, well-positioned to serve mine operators’ and contractors’ needs with respect to safety and health programs and compliance issues. We provide practical guidance and assistance on all aspects of workplace safety and health, including:

Advice and Counsel

  • Establishing safety and health programs
  • Conducting safety/compliance audits
  • Analyzing citations and orders
  • Preparing for informal conferences and litigation
  • Investigating accidents and incidents
  • Investigating safety and whistleblower complaints
  • Merger and acquisition support – analyzing safety and health compliance issues
  • Communication strategies for dealing with media, employees, communities and management


  • How to manage MSHA inspections
  • How to handle internal and MSHA investigations
  • Accident and crisis response

Legal and Policy Representation

  • during regular inspections, whistleblower investigations, and special investigations (providing on-site or remote counsel)
  • during accident response and investigations
  • at informal conferences
  • in litigation, defending against citations and orders
  • in seeking relief from MSHA actions informally from MSHA district and national officials
  • in Washington, D.C., seeking assistance from Congress, MSHA, and DOL officials


General Safety and Health Advice and Counsel

At all times, our goal is to help clients address potential workplace safety and health issues through effective safety and health management systems. When preventive measures are not enough, we team with our clients’ personnel, medical, scientific and engineering experts, and, where necessary, public relations professionals to… Read More

Industrial Crisis Management

In an environment where an immediate response is critical and can determine a company’s long-term lawsuit, liability and enforcement risks, our extensive experience with the federal and state agencies investigating the events, as well as in collecting evidence at the outset of a crisis, is central to risk reduction. Read More

MSHA and Other Agency Enforcement

MSHA and other safety agencies are using every tool at their disposal to ensure that employers are in compliance with applicable standards and rules. We provide comprehensive legal services to employers seeking to comply with federal and state MSHA/OSHA rules, defend against agency enforcement actions, and participate in agency rulemaking proceedings… Read More

We regularly counsel employers on federal and state safety and health statutes and regulations and have extensive expertise with safety and health agencies, including OSHA, MSHA, BATFE, DHS, NIOSH, CSB, NTSB, DOT, FRA, FAA, OPS and Coast Guard matters.