MSHA News Release: [02/08/2012]
Contact: Amy Louviere
Phone: (202) 693-9423
Release Number 12-233-NAT
MSHA reorganizes to centralize oversight of assessments, accountability programs
ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced a reorganization designed to centralize its oversight of certain cross-cutting, compliance-related actions. MSHA’s Office of Assessments, Accountability, Special Enforcement and Investigations will incorporate the management, support and coordination of both routine and special assessments, as well as agency headquarters accountability functions and special enforcement strategies. This list includes the citing of flagrant violations, investigations of retaliation claims and possible criminal violations, impact inspections, the pattern of violations program and the use of injunctive authority.