NSSGA to host MSHA regulation webinar July 30

By |  July 8, 2015

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) is set to host its July AGG1 webinar, “How to Comply with MSHA’s Recent Increased Fatality Prevention Initiative” July 30 at 1 p.m. Eastern.

The webinar takes place in conjunction with the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) recently announced aggressive fatality prevention initiative, which it started in response to what it views as an increase in fatalities. As a part of the initiative, MSHA is increasing its regulatory focus on daily and effective workplace examinations, training and pre-operational equipment checks. According to NSSGA, MSHA will focus in particular on task training for both miners and supervisors.

The webinar will review the MSHA mandates on work place examinations, pre-operational inspections, and supervisor and task training. It will cover MSHA’s “Rules to Live By” standards as well as the use of protective equipment. In addition, it will offer recommendations on how operators can improve inspection standards to ensure compliance with MSHA requirements.

The event will be presented by Brian Montag and David Raphael of K&L Gates, an international law firm. Montag represents companies in the asphalt, quarry and road construction industries and has served as lead counsel in landmark and regulatory litigation matters concerning quarry, road construction and land use. Raphael represents clients in regulatory and environmental litigation matters. Prior to joining K&L Gates, he served as chief counsel of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Registration for the webinar is $49 for members and $99 for nonmembers per location. NSSGA also offers discounted webinar registration packages.

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