Working With MSHA: Alternative Citation Resolution and Pre-Enforcement Interaction – [Webinar Recording]

On April 25, 2017, Nick Scala of Conn Maciel Carey’s national MSHA Practice, presented a webinar regarding Working With MSHA: Alternative Citation Resolution and Pre-Enforcement Interaction.

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While operators have the right and opportunity to contest any citation or order issued by MSHA, there are ways to address concerns with MSHA prior to contest.  Proactively engaging with MSHA field office and district personnel can lead to avoiding enforcement, if operators and inspectors are at odds over a potentially hazardous, but uncited, condition, or if the operator is having an issue with contentious inspectors/investigators onsite.

Understanding MSHA’s hierarchy as well as opportunities for alternative citation or pre-enforcement contact provides operators a chance come to an understanding with the agency before the contest process. Operators with jurisdictional questions or setting up new mining operations or equipment will find this webinar particularly beneficial.

 During this webinar, participants learned about:

  • Strategies for working with MSHA field and district offices;

  • Matters that are ripe for pre-enforcement interaction with MSHA, such as jurisdiction; and

  • How to address inspector action or behavior concerns with MSHA management.

Here is a link to a recording of the webinar with slides and audio. This was the fourth 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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