[Webinar] Managing MSHA Complaint Investigations and 105(c) Complaints

On Tuesday, September 12, 2023, Nicholas Scala will present a webinar regarding Managing MSHA Complaint Investigations and 105(c) Complaints.

MSHA’s authority does not end at regular safety and health inspections, or with serious incident investigations. It is unquestioned that miners have the right to file complaints with MSHA, but what some operators may not know is that MSHA is required to conduct an investigation into miner complaints promptly. This includes safety and health complaints, and it also includes complaints of discrimination under §105(c) of the Mine Act. Whistleblower/discrimination protections have been emphasized by the Biden Administration and its Department of Labor, and that includes MSHA. Additionally, MSHA offers miners the opportunity to be temporarily reinstated during the investigation or pendency of the legal matter in some instances. Operators unfamiliar with this process may unknowingly waste vital moments, which have the potential to be very damaging in this process.

This webinar will review MSHA’s obligations to investigate complaints of safety and health concerns, as well as complaints of discrimination by miners. Participants will learn the timelines for the investigations and best practices for defending against such complaints.

Participants in this webinar will learn the following:

    • How MSHA responds to and investigates safety and health complaints
    • The scope of 105(c) investigations and the investigation process
    • How temporary reinstatement is invoked and the process for implementation
    • Best practices and strategies for defending against complaint investigations

Click here to register for the September 12th 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 is the 6th 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.

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