On October 27, 2021, Nick Scala hosted a webinar regarding Contesting MSHA Citations and Orders: Tips and Strategies to Protect Your Company’s History.
MSHA citations and orders can vary significantly in severity, penalty, and how they might impact your company, whether mine operators or independent contractors, moving forward. Contesting MSHA citations is a right that all operators have post issuance, whether that is done informally through MSHA’s 10-day conference program, or formally through the Federal Mine Safety and Health Commission. This presentation discussed the different avenues for contesting MSHA citations/orders, what aspects of the citations to look at when deciding whether to contest or not, and strategies for best protecting your company’s MSHA enforcement history.
Participants in this webinar learned the following:
- How to contest different types of MSHA citations and orders
- What aspects of MSHA citations and orders are most important to review when determining which to contest
- Tips and strategies for developing defenses for the contest process
- The impacts of citations and orders on mine operator and independent contractor enforcement history, and how that can negatively impact the company in the future
This was the 6th regularly-scheduled webinar event in Conn Maciel Carey’s 2021 MSHA Webinar Series. Click here to view our full schedule, detailed program descriptions for all of the webinars in the 2021 MSHA Webinar Series. If you missed any of our past webinars in our annual MSHA Webinar Series, view our MSHA Webinar Library to access of our webinar recordings. Also, click here to subscribe to our YouTube channel and get an email notification when new recordings become available.