Mark Savit, partner at Jackson Lewis, P.C., said, “We have partnered with Catamount Consulting, a leader in MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration), OSHA and work zone safety training, to provide industry experts who will teach you how to deal with MSHA from the moment the field inspectors arrive at your site, through the course of their inspection and after any citations are issued.”
ACRI, the Alternative Case Resolution Initiative, is a MSHA program in which ACRI-trained, non-attorney MSHA specialists resolve or adjudicate select enforcement disputes with mine operators arising from citations under the Mine Act. The use of the ACRI process has spread to every type of citation except where serious, disabling or fatal injuries are involved.
The ACRI Workshop is a two-and-a-half day seminar covering the legal and procedural processes involved in field inspections, citations and ACRI resolution. The ACRI workshop provides mine operators and their representatives the skills necessary to participate in the ACRI process without outside legal representation. Attorneys from Patton Boggs LLP, a Washington D.C.-based firm, will provide insight into MSHA laws, research techniques and litigation procedures. Participants learn how to organize and present legal arguments and receive a manual with form pleadings useful in preparing for settlement conferences and proceedings with administrative law judges.
ACRI Seminars will take place May 10-12 at Shephard’s Beach Resort in Clearwater, Florida. The cost to attend is $625 per person. More information on the seminar can be found at www.catamountconsultingllc.com or by calling Catamount Consulting at (518) 623-2352.