MSHA admin to oversee coal, metal/nonmetal

By |  December 26, 2018

Logo: MSHAThe Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) tapped Timothy Watkins, deputy administrator for coal mine safety and health, to be the agency’s administrator for coal and metal/nonmetal mine safety and health, Ogletree Deakins reports.

The position is a newly created one by MSHA.

The appointment is part of the agency’s “One MSHA” initiative combining MSHA’s coal and metal/nonmetal sectors. Watkins now has overall responsibility for all enforcement aspects related to coal and metal/nonmetal mines.

Prior to serving as MSHA’s acting administrator for coal mine safety and health, Watkins was the district manager for Coal District 12 in West Virginia.

Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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