Back in November, MSHA head David Zatezalo indicated that MSHA’s initiative to “blur the lines” between coal and M/NM enforcement had ended. As an apparent follow-up, in late December MSHA released a new, unified M/NM and coal inspection handbook, and has now started training investigators on the new handbook.


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Read Mark Savit’s recent column in Rock Products that looks back at 2019 and ahead to 2020.

Brian Hendrix recently published an article in the November 25, 2019 edition of Coal Age on the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s use of enforcement rather than the other tools at its disposal.  Read “Drugs, MSHA Enforcement, Maslow’s Hammer” here.

Mark Savit recently published an article in Coal Age about the effect of MSHA regulations on the ability of the mining industry to take advantage of improving technology in the safety arena. Read it here.