MSHA 2019 in Review and 2020 Forecast – [Webinar Recording]

On February 11,  2020, Nick Scala of Conn Maciel Carey’s national MSHA Practice, presented the first webinar event in the 2020 MSHA Webinar Series which covered Our Annual MSHA Update: MSHA 2019 in Review and 2020 Forecast.

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As we move into 2020, the last year of the Trump Administration’s first term, a new MSHA is taking form. The Agency has undergone, and continues to undergo, significant changes with its personnel, structure, and priorities. In this webinar, we examined MSHA’s 2019 with respect to enforcement, rulemaking, and the One MSHA “blurring” of the Coal and Metal/Nonmetal divisions. We also explored the potential areas of emphasis for the upcoming year and outline several items mine operators and independent contractors should monitor during 2020.

During this webinar, participants learned about:

  • 2019 MSHA enforcement trends and statistics;

  • The status of existing and new MSHA enforcement initiatives;

  • Review of One MSHA Blurring of the Coal and Metal/Nonmetal enforcement divisions; and

  • Status of M/NM Workplace Exam, Powered Haulage, and Respirable Quartz rulemaking.

Here is a link to a recording of the webinar with audio, and a copy of the slides. This was the first webinar event in the 2020 Conn Maciel Carey MSHA Webinar Series. Plan to join us for the rest of the webinars in the 2019 series, send an email to to be registered for all the 2019 MSHA webinars.

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