The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will likely propose changes to its embattled Workplace Examination Rule, Husch Blackwell reported. The rule, a holdover from the former President Barack Obama administration, requires extensive changes to the way mine operators must perform, record, communicate and respond to workplace examinations performed on every shift.
MSHA adopted the rule on January 23. After facing significant criticism around the country and a rulemaking challenge, the rule’s effective date was delayed until October. Based on the new information, the law firm said it expects that MSHA will issue a further extension soon.