NSC expo
Subscribe or Register
View Cart  

Earn recertification points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals by taking a quiz about this issue.

What's Your Opinion?

What’s the most effective method for OSHA to help ensure worker safety?

Take the poll and add your comment.

Vote Results

New MSHA internal citation assessment rule takes effect

April 1, 2010

Tags
  • / Print
  • Reprints
  • Text Size:
    A A

A new rule from the Mine Safety and Health Administration that changes internal regulations to automate the determination of penalty amounts when mine operators fail to immediately report an accident went into effect this week.

Failure to immediately contact MSHA within 15 minutes of learning an accident has occurred is now cited using the following categories:

  • Death of an individual at the mine
  • Injury of an individual that has the potential to cause death
  • Entrapment of an individual that has the potential to cause death
  • Any other accident
Originally issued in December as a direct final rule with an identical proposed rule, MSHA would have dropped the final rule and proceeded with the proposed rule if the agency had received "significant adverse comments," but it did not.



Post a comment to this article

Safety+Health welcomes comments that promote respectful dialogue. Please stay on topic. Comments that contain personal attacks, profanity or abusive language – or those aggressively promoting products or services – will be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our comment policy.