How time flies. Just over a year ago, my colleague, Mark Savit, appeared on these pages to inform the mining public of new changes to conference procedures at the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Conference procedures afford operators a chance to sit down at the same table with MSHA to discuss citations and orders early in the process. The goal is to avoid litigation—which is costly for both sides—so that both MSHA and the operators can get back to focusing on safety.
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Reprinted with permission from Coal Age Magazine