CSI: Washington D.C.
- Written by Mark Kuhar
April 8, 2012 – Maybe they are trying to audition for their own TV show: CSI: Washington D.C., or something. Approximately 75 special investigators from MSHA are participating in refresher training that includes course work conducted by the FBI. The two-week classroom instruction at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy in Beaver, W.Va., covers topics such as using proper interview techniques to conduct thorough investigations, the use of injunctive relief in federal district courts, evaluating evidence, reviewing knowing and willful violations, and processing discrimination complaints. Actually, kudos to MSHA for upping professionalism in its ranks. As long as they don't start going all J. Edgar Hoover on the industry, this is a welcomed initiative.