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Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines

MSHA published a proposed rule that would enhance the quality of working place examinations in MNM mines.  

MSHA is proposing to require that an examination of the working place be conducted before miners begin work in an area and that the operator notifies miners in the working place of any conditions found that may adversely affect their safety or health. MSHA is also proposing that the competent person conducting the examination sign and date the examination record before the end of each shift, that the record includes information regarding adverse conditions found and corrective actions taken, and that an operator make such records available to miners and their representatives.