New Employees Shall Be Indoctrinated
By Randy Logsdon
Created: Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:22
Published: Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:22
Part 48 and Part 46 have been described by a number of adjectives – comprehensive, complex, confusing, rigid, soft, flexible and intrusive among others. The fact that there are two training standards enforced by the same agency can raise interesting application questions and interesting enforcement questions. But there is a third, more obscure training standard in the metal/non-metal mining regulations that seems to get little attention.
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Taking a Step Forward
Created: Friday, 10 February 2012 16:48
Published: Friday, 10 February 2012 16:48
By James Sharpe
MSHA found that pre-assessment conferencing of citations and orders (C/Os) could reduce the civil case backlog by 17 percent. Unfortunately, too little data was available from a pilot program to put much stock in that number. Nevertheless, a collateral benefit of more open communications could be a positive impact in its own right. Because conferencing is limited in Coal but universal in Metal/Non-Metal (M/NM), that sector stands to gain the most.
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