Mine Safety and Health Administration September 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines
Document Number: 2017-19381
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) proposes to amend the Agency's final rule on examinations of working places in metal and nonmetal mines that was published in January 2017. The proposed changes would require that an examination of the working place be conducted before work begins or as miners begin work in that place, and that the examination record include descriptions of adverse conditions that are not corrected promptly and the dates of corrective action for these conditions. The proposed rule would provide mine operators additional flexibility in managing their safety and health programs and reduce regulatory burdens without reducing the protections afforded miners.
Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines
Document Number: 2017-19380
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
On January 23, 2017, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published a final rule in the Federal Register amending the Agency's standards for the examination of working places in metal and nonmetal mines. MSHA is proposing to delay the effective date of the Agency's final rule to March 2, 2018. This extension would offer additional time for MSHA to provide stakeholders training and compliance assistance.