On October 10, 2019, Nick Scala of Conn Maciel Carey’s national MSHA Practice, presented the fifth webinar in the 2019 MSHA Webinar Series discussing Responding to MSHA Document Requests During Inspections, Investigation, and Litigation.
MSHA regulations require that mine operators and independent contractors maintain certain records on-site and internally. There is no question that when an inspector requests these records, for the period they are required to be maintained, employers must comply. But what happens when MSHA inspectors, or special investigators, request documents outside these required records? What are the ramifications for turning non-required records over to MSHA, or not doing so?
This webinar evaluated the document retention and production obligations of operators, and how to deal with document requests and production throughout different types of investigations or litigation.
During this webinar, participants learned about:
Recordkeeping requirements at MSHA sites;
How to respond to MSHA document requests during inspection, investigations or litigation; and
Resolutions for document production demands outside the scope of required records.
Here is a link to a recording of the webinar with audio, and a copy of the slides. Be sure to join us for the final webinar in the 2019 MSHA Webinar Series discussing the Requirements and Limitations of MSHA Citations and Orders.