MSHA Basics: The Mine Act and MSHA Inspection Powers [Webinar Recording]

On Thursday, March 23, 2023, Nicholas W. Scala presented a webinar regarding MSHA Basics: The Mine Act and MSHA Inspection Powers.

The Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977 (“The Mine Act”) created the agency that we know today as MSHA and codified its authority and powers that govern America’s mining industry to date. Unlike the OSH Act, the Mine Act mandated MSHA conduct inspections each year – two per year at active surface operations and four per year at an underground mine. However, required inspections are not the limit of MSHA’s authority to conduct investigations, and are not the limit of the investigations it is required to complete.

This webinar reviewed the Mine Act and MSHA’s authority to conduct inspections at the country’s mine sites, MSHA’s powers beyond regular safety and health inspection, and provided best practices for preparing your operation for MSHA’s inevitable visit.

Participants in this webinar learned the following:

  • The Mine Act and the creation of MSHA and the FMSHRC
  • Review MSHA’s inspection authority and inspections MSHA is required to complete
  • Best practices for preparing your site and team for MSHA’s inspections

We are pleased to share these links to a copy of the slides and a recording of the webinar.

If you would like to be registered for the entire 2023 series, click here to send us an email request and we will get you registered.

This was the 2nd webinar event in Conn Maciel Carey LLP’s 2023 MSHA Webinar Series.  Click here to view our full schedule and detailed program descriptions for all of the webinars scheduled for the 2023 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.

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