Mine Safety and Health Administration September 26, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Alcohol- and Drug-Free Mines: Policy, Prohibitions, Testing, Training, and Assistance
Document Number: E8-22679
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will hold a public hearing on its proposed rule to amend the existing metal and nonmetal standards for the possession and use of intoxicating beverages and narcotics and make the new standard applicable to all mines. The proposed rule would also require those who violate the prohibitions to be removed from the performance of safety-sensitive job duties until they successfully complete the recommended treatment and their alcohol- and drug-free status is confirmed by a return-to-duty test.