MSHA recently released the results of the July 2014 impact inspections. Over the past several years, MSHA has conducted impact inspections at Coal and M/NM mines that involve several inspectors and usually result in a large number of citations. Mines are selected for impact inspections based on several criteria, including hazard complaints, plan compliance issues, workplace examination citations, accidents, injuries, and illnesses, and enforcement history.
You should carefully monitor these criteria at your site to reduce the likelihood of an impact inspection. MSHA will continue conducting impact inspections, which highlights the importance of ensuring compliance with MSHA's standards. Conducting thorough workplace examinations, training miners to identify and correct safety hazards, and developing a robust safety program can help with your compliance efforts.
MSHA's most recent impact inspections resulted in 190 citations and 8 orders issued at 15 Coal mines and 3 M/NM mines - http://www.msha.gov/MEDIA/PRESS/2014/NR140828.asp
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MSHA News Release: [08/28/2014] Contact: Amy Louviere Phone: (202) 693-9423 Release Number 14-1636-NAT MSHA announces results of July impact inspections ARLINGTON, Va. –The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration today...