2017 MSHA Enforcement Initiatives and Rulemaking Outlook – [Webinar Recording]

On January 31, 2017, Nick Scala of Conn Maciel Carey’s national MSHA Practice, presented a webinar regarding the 2017 MSHA Enforcement Initiatives and Rulemaking Outlook.


While MSHA will soon have new decision makers in place, it will take time to establish the agency’s agenda. In the meantime, MSHA will continue to purse enforcement and rulemaking similar to the regime of the last eight years.

 Whether it is the emphasis on Rules to Live By or reliance on Fatalgrams to put operators on notice of particular issues, MSHA inspectors will continue to aggressively enforce the standards. MSHA will also move forward with finalizing the Proposed Rule on Workplace Exams.

 During this webinar, participants learned about:

  • How to prepare mines for new and continuing MSHA enforcement initiatives;
  • MSHA’s regulatory agenda and the status of proposed rulemaking efforts; and

  • Potential changes to enforcement and rulemaking under the incoming administration.

Here is a link to a recording of the webinar with slides and audio. This was the first webinar event in the 2017 Conn Maciel Carey MSHA Webinar Series. Plan to join us for the remaining webinar in the 2017 series, send an email to info@connmaciel.com to be registered for the remaining MSHA webinars.


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