On April 10, 2019, Nick Scala of Conn Maciel Carey’s national MSHA Practice, presented the second webinar in the 2019 MSHA Webinar Series which covered What to Do During MSHA Accident and Injury Investigations.
The hours, days and weeks following an on-site accident are stressful and at times chaotic environments for employees and managers alike. While the well-being of any injured party is the priority, operators must also ensure appropriate action is taken to comply with MSHA regulations and assess the incident while taking steps toward preventing a similar occurrence.These concerns are enough to manage without the likely visit from MSHA to investigate, at which time inspectors will conduct employee interviews and issue citations and orders in the event of alleged noncompliance.
This webinar reviewed the immediate compliance requirements following an accident, as well as strategies to limit exposure and protect company interests while allowing MSHA to complete its investigation.
During this webinar, participants learned about:
- Responsibilities of mine operators and independent contractors in the event of an accident;
- Miner and mine management rights during a subsequent MSHA investigation; and
- Best practices for conducting internal accident investigations.
Here is a link to a recording of the webinar with audio, and a copy of the slides. This was the second webinar event in the 2019 Conn Maciel Carey MSHA Webinar Series. Plan to join us for the rest of the webinars in the 2019 series, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be registered for all the 2019 MSHA webinars.