Occupational Safety & Health Reporter℠

Mine Safety Rule Burdens Would Be Eased Under Trump Plan

Sept. 11, 2017, 3:28 PM

A rule on hardrock mine safety inspections would be delayed and modified to satisfy industry concerns under a pair of Trump administration proposals.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has proposed a five-month delay—until March 2018—of a rule (RIN: 1219-AB87) that would require operators to inspect their mines every day before sending in employees to work. That would be the second time the agency has pushed back the start date of the rule, which was finalized Jan. 23.

MSHA also wants to modify the rule to allow operators to send miners into work sites...

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