The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will publish a final rule on Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines that amends a final rule published on January 23, 2017.
The amendments to the final rule require that an examination of the working place be conducted before work begins or as miners begin working in that place, and that the examination record include a description of each condition found that may adversely a affect the safety or health of miners and is not corrected promptly, and the date of the corrective action for the condition.
MSHA will publish a separate notice announcing stakeholder meetings across the country to provide outreach and compliance assistance materials on the Final Rule. A notice announcing additional meetings to be held in Seattle, Washington and locations by way of video teleconferencing will be published at a later date.
The documents were published in the Federal Register on April 9, 2018. Additional information on the final rule is found on MSHA’s website.