The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is likely to receive and investigate more Hazard Complaints this year than in the recent past. Times are tough. Lay-offs and reduced work schedules tend to spawn hazard complaints, meaning mine operators should be prepared to deal with complaints and complaint investigations. The first steps are to understand a mine operator’s rights during a complaint investigation and to understand MSHA’s Hazard Complaint investigation policy and procedures.
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Reprinted with permission from Coal Age Magazine