MSHA guide published to educate miner reps

By |  September 25, 2013

MSHA released a guide for miner representatives that will be available as a handbook and an online resource. According to MSHA, the “Miners’ Representative Guide” is a comprehensive tool that expands on the “Guide to Miners’ Rights and Responsibilities,” which was released in June 2011.

The new guide provides detailed information about reporting hazardous conditions and imminent dangers, accident investigations, understanding the elements of discrimination under Section 105(c) of the Mine Act, health and safety training, petitions for modification of a safety standard, rights to information and records, civil penalties and requests under the Freedom of Information Act.

The “Miners’ Representative Guide” is available at

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