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MSHA and FMSRHC Mid-Year Update
Presented by Nicholas W. Scala

With a full slate of commissioners at the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (”FMSHRC”), there were a relatively steady stream of MSHA decisions published in the last half of 2019. This trend should continue into the first half of 2020 at least, which means the compliance expectations and standards that mine operators must adhere to will continue to evolve. This hasn’t been much more evident recently than when the federal appellate court mandated that MSHA change its M/NM Workplace Exam Rule. Additionally, this webinar will take stock of what MSHA’s priorities from enforcement and rulemaking have been year-to-date, and how any developments from MSHA or the FMSHRC are directly impacting the compliance responsibilities of operators.

During this webinar, participants will learn about:

• MSHA enforcement trends and initiatives through mid-2020;
• FMSHRC decisions impacting mine operators and independent contractors; and
• Strategies to prepare operations for changing enforcement tactics and standard interpretations.

Jul 21, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Nicholas W. Scala
Partner and Chair, MSHA • Workplace Safety Practice @Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Nick Scala is a Chair of the national MSHA • Workplace Safety Practice at Conn Maciel Carey. He focuses his practice on issues involving mining safety and health law, representing mining companies, on both the surface and underground, independent contractors and cement manufacturers. Mr. Scala represents and advises clients in all phases of involvement with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), particularly guiding companies through MSHA investigations and challenging enforcement and jurisdiction by the agency. Prior to representing the mining industry, he worked as a miner and he is a Certified Mine Safety Professional through the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals.