Unions Challenge Reduced Mining Regulations

Unions Challenge Reduced Mining Regulations

In 2009 Massey Energy had been issued 515 citations by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for safety violations at its Upper Big Branch coal mine located in West Virginia that was owned and operated by Massey Energy.

New Workplace Safety Exam Rule

New Workplace Safety Exam Rule

The Long and Winding Road to the New Workplace Safety Exam Rule for M/NM

You would have to be living under a rock to not have heard about the changes instituted to the workplace exam rule 30 C.F.R. § 56.18002/57.18002. The new rule states:

Examination of working places.

(a) A competent person designated by the operator shall examine each working place at least once each shift for conditions which may adversely affect safety or health. The operator shall promptly initiate appropriate action to correct such conditions.

(b) A record that such examinations were conducted shall be kept by the