Mine Safety and Health Administration
Contact: Katherine Snyder
Phone: (703) 235-1452
Released Friday, July 13, 2001
MSHA Conducting One-Day Compliance Assistance Workshops on New Diesel Rule
Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee, Nevada are Among Seminar Sites
ARLINGTON, Va. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will conduct a series of outreach seminars around the nation during July and August to assist metal and nonmetal underground mine operators in complying with newly issued regulations addressing the use of diesel powered equipment.
The new rule establishes standards aimed at limiting diesel particulate matter (DPM) levels in underground metal and nonmetal mines. Among other actions, the rule requires operators of these underground mines to train miners about the hazards of being exposed to diesel particulate matter. Some provisions of the new rule went into effect on July 5, 2001. Metal and nonmetal mine operators, including contractors, who use diesel equipment underground, as well as miners who work at those operations, are encouraged to attend the workshops. All sessions begin at 9 a.m.
The one-day seminars will be held as follows:
|July 23rd||Knoxville, Tenn.||Days Inn Convention Center|
5335 Central Ave. Pike
|July 24th||Kansas City, Mo.||Adam's Mark Kansas City|
9103 East 39th
|July 25th||Lexington, Ky.||Sheraton Suites|
2601 Richmond Road
|July 26th||Des Moines, Ia.||Four Points by Sheraton|
Des Moines North
4800 Merle Hay Road
|July 27th||Ebensburg, Pa.||Department of Environmental Protection|
286 Industrial Park Road
|August 21st||Albuquerque, N. Mex.||Hilton Hotel|
1901 University Blvd., NE
|August 21st||Coeur d'Alene, Id.||Coeur d'Alene Inn|
West 414 Appleway
|August 23rd||Elko, Nev.||Red Lion Inn|
2065 Idaho St.
|August 23rd||Green River, Wyo.||Western Wyoming Community College|
Green River Center
John Wesley Powell Room
1 College Way
For further information concerning the new rules addressing diesel equipment, visit MSHA's web site at www.msha.gov.