Working with independent contractors at your mine site is a common occurrence, but not always an easy one. Contractors are essential to the mining industry and will continue to be a constant at the nation’s mines in perpetuity, but as constant as contractors are so are the questions surrounding their presence. Many operators rely on contractors to tell them if a contractor’s employees will qualify as miners for training purposes and assume the contractor is well-versed in MSHA regulations and training expectations. While many contractors satisfy these requirements without issue, operators need to be prepared to make the appropriate inquiries and evaluations when bringing a contractor on-site.
This webinar covered strategies for both mine operators and independent contractors to streamline the onboarding and selection process, and also help facilitate a productive relationship while contractors are on-site.
During this webinar, participants learned about:
- The threshold for when contractors are required to provide comprehensive miner training to its employees and which company is responsible for this
- Best practices for mine operators and contractors to work together and delineate responsibility at the mine
- Mine operator and contractor liabilities during MSHA inspections and investigations
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This was the 8th 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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