Bloomberg Law
March 4, 2020, 4:42 PM

Improving Mine Safety Drives Federal Agency Reorganization

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

Mine safety inspectors should be able to spend more time at mines and less time driving to them under an ongoing reorganization of the Mine Safety and Health Administration, agency head David Zatezalo said.

Under a new system of deciding which of MSHA’s 15 district offices are responsible for inspecting which mines, the preference is to assign inspectors from the closest office, Zatezalo said.

The assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health was speaking Tuesday at the American Bar Association’s midwinter conference in Palm Springs, Calif., for attorneys practicing MSHA and Occupational Safety and Health Administration law.

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