2020 MSHA WEBINAR series
2020 brings about MSHA’s third year under the guidance of Assistant Secretary Zatezalo. Since being confirmed in 2017, the Assistant Secretary has made significant strides in fundamentally changing MSHA. The traditionally separated Coal and Metal/Nonmetal divisions have merged under a single administrator, and MSHA instituted a “blurring” of Coal and Metal/nonmetal inspectors and litigation resources. Additionally, MSHA continues to engage in rulemaking efforts regarding Powered Haulage – which could lead to a proposed rule in 2020 – and Respirable Quartz (Silica). These items, coupled with MSHA’s continued practice of exceeding the minimum two or four visits per year at mine sites and the rollout of new enforcement initiatives, add up to an MSHA that is quietly evolving under the Trump Administration. As we enter an election year, it is especially important to track MSHA’s activity as new rules and/or fundamental changes to agency structure may further alter the enforcement and compliance landscape for mine operators and independent contractors at mine sites.
Conn Maciel Carey’s complimentary 2020 MSHA Webinar Series, hosted by the firm’s national MSHA Practice Group, is designed to give you the tools to prepare your mining operations for forthcoming initiatives, rulemaking and enforcement for 2020 and beyond.
To register for an individual webinar, click the registration link in the program descriptions below. To register for the entire 2020 series, click here to send an email request, and we will get you registered. If you miss any of the programs this year or those hosted during prior years, here is a link to our webinar archive.
MSHA 2019 in Review and 2020 Forecast
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Tuesday, December 1, 2020