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We consider our scale house employees clerical staff. They do not go into the mine. They maintain the computer with updates from customers, orders and haulers and other paperwork. Do they need "new miner" and "annual refresher" training?
We operate a gravel pit. Do we need someone on the property at all times who is trained and certified in first-aid?
West Virginia’s U.S. Senators Join U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta for Mine Safety Tour
What are the categories of exemptions?
What are the deadlines for responding to a request?
What are the recognizable elements of a FOIA request letter?
What does “federally sponsored” mean?
What is a discretionary disclosure?
What is a petition for modification?
What is a PIB? PIL? PPL? Where can I find copies?
What is a preamble?
What is a Regulatory Economic Analysis (REA)?
What is a variance?
What is an expedited request?
What is contained in a PREA/REA?
What is the difference between a Preliminary Regulatory Economic Analysis (PREA) and a Final Regulatory Economic Analysis (REA)?
What is the meaning of “significant and substantial”?
What is the meaning of “unwarrantable failure”?
What is the process for obtaining PRA approval for a collection?
What kind of records do I need to keep? Does it make a difference which organization in MSHA I work for?
What office in MSHA has overall responsibility for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests?
What offices have to review "sensitive" responses?
What should I do if I can't make the deadline?
What should I do if I receive a mailed or faxed FOIA request?
What's New
What's the difference between a standard, a regulation, and a rule?
What's the difference between an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM or proposal), a Final Rule, a Direct Final Rule, and an Emergency Temporary Standard?
When should I notify the FOIA Officer in the Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances (OSRV) of requests that I receive?
Where can I find a copy of my instructor credentials and/or miner qualifications and certifications?
Where can I find additional information about FOIAs?
Where can I obtain MSHA annual refresher training?
Where should requesters submit payment of fees?
Who should I contact for questions about new rules?
Why does it take so long to get a rule published?
Winter Safety
Women In Mining
Work Safely To Go Home For The Holidays
Work Safely To Go Home For The Holidays
Workers Memorial Day
Workers' Memorial Day 2021