The U.S. Department of Labor has reopened the rulemaking record and held a virtual public hearing on Jan. 11, 2022, on the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s proposed rule for Safety Program for Surface Mobile Equipment.
The proposed rule is intended to improve safe usage of mobile, powered-haulage equipment.
This is one of several actions MSHA has taken to reduce fatal and nonfatal injuries involving surface mobile equipment used at mines, and to improve safety and health. On Sept. 9, 2021, MSHA published the proposed rule that would require mine operators employing six or more miners to develop a written safety program for mobile and powered haulage equipment (excluding belt conveyors) at surface mines and surface areas of underground mines.
In response to a public request, MSHA held this week’s virtual hearing and reopened the comment period until Feb. 11, 2022, to receive additional comments and data from stakeholders on the proposed rule.
Where to Find the Proposed Rule
To read the proposed rule for Safety Program for Surface Mobile Equipment, go here.
Where to Submit Your Comments and/or Data
To send in a formal comment and/or data before the February 11 deadline, go here.
Where to Learn More about CORESafety To access the CORESafety website, go here.
- On January 14, 2022