Wednesday, July 30, 2014

MSHA publishes proposed rule on civil penalty assessments

MSHA News Release
Amy Louviere
July 29, 2014

Proposal simplifies process, improves consistency with emphasis on more serious conditions

ARLINGTON, Va. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration announced today it will publish a proposed rule that would amend its existing civil penalty regulations by simplifying the criteria for assessing health and safety violations and increasing emphasis on more serious safety and health conditions, thus providing improved safety and health for miners. The proposed rule will be published in the Federal Register on July 31. 

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