How to Contest MSHA Citations and Orders – [Webinar Recording]

On March 16, 2017, Nick Scala of Conn Maciel Carey’s national MSHA Practice, presented a webinar regarding How to Contest MSHA Citations and Orders.

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As MSHA continues to issue citations and orders, it is essential that mine operators are aware of their contest rights. Just as important, operators need to know how to contest MSHA issuances while adhering to contest process deadlines.

Currently, operators can request informal contests through district offices and/or proceed through formal contest via the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. However, every contest option has its unique steps and deadlines. Understanding these procedures is the best way to move quickly and effectively through the contest process.

 During this webinar, participants will learn about:

  • Procedures for initially contesting citations and orders, including the formal and informal contest options;

  • The contest deadlines and timeframes for specific types of citations and orders; and

  • The formal contest process and essential elements steps before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission.

Here is a link to a recording of the webinar with slides and audio. This was the third 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 to be registered for the remaining MSHA webinars.


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