The Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) Pattern of Violation (POV) program (under Section 104(e) of the Mine Act) is going through yet another round of revisions as a result of enforcement difficulty associated with the 2007 program. Original POV screening parameters were based primarily on a 24-month look back period, but new parameters will be based on a 12-month look back period. Under the new program, MSHA will use a two-step process to determine whether a mine has a potential pattern of violations (PPOV).
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Reprinted with permission from Aggregates Manager Magazine.