January 18, 2017

Mine Inspection Rule Inches Forward Despite Industry Opposition

From: Bloomberg/Occupational Safety and Health Reporter™

By Stephen Lee


The rule (RIN:1219-AB87) would require metal and nonmetal mine operators to examine their facilities and fix problems before a shift begins. The current rule lets operators examine mines during a shift when workers may already be active in unsafe conditions.

On Jan. 11, the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs finished its review of the proposal and sent it back to the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

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