Mine Safety and Health Administration
(MSHA) is now enforcing its revised standard governing workplace examination requirements at surface and underground metal/nonmetal mines.
The final rule
applies to mine operators at a variety of operations (including stone, sand and gravel pits, cement plants, metal mines, and processing facilities for alumina and taconite), as well as to contractors who perform services or maintenance activities at such mine sites. It establishes requirements related to timing of workplace examinations, competent person and corrective action expectations, miner notifications and recordkeeping.
ASSP's federal representative Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, takes a look at the key requirements and what they mean for mine operators and contractors in this rulemaking summary