On May 23, 2018, Nick Scala of Conn Maciel Carey’s national MSHA Practice, presented a webinar regarding MSHA’s Final Rule for Metal/Nonmetal Workplace Examinations.

With all the delays, pauses and changes endured since MSHA first released its Final Rule for the Examination of Working Places in Metal/Nonmetal Mines, it is hard to believe that was just in January 2017. While the industry has braced for the rule to go into effect on several different dates since that release, there has been consistent opposition and toe dragging to putting it into action. This webinar reviewed the evolution of the rule since its first proposal, and outline elements that operators, and independent contractors must adhere to when it goes into effect.

During this webinar, participants learned about:

  • The changes from the proposed rule to the current draft set to go into effect;
  • The requirements for compliance with the Final Rule for workplace exams; and
  • Best practices to avoid potential enforcement by MSHA.

Here is a link to a recording of the webinar with slides and audio. This was the third webinar event in the 2018 Conn Maciel Carey MSHA Webinar Series.