Mine Safety Risks Must Be Corrected Under New MSHA Rules

Law360, New York (April 6, 2012, 7:58 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration published a final rule on Friday requiring mine operators to correct violations identified during mandatory examinations of the nine health and safety standards that pose the greatest risks to miners.

Existing regulations already call for underground coal mine operators to look for hazardous conditions during preshift, supplemental, on-shift and weekly examinations, but the new rule included in Friday's Federal Register goes a step further and requires them to record the actions taken to correct the violations...
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