• Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP

MSHA Announces Enhanced Enforcement Program for Powered Haulage

MSHA has announced its Enhanced Enforcement Program for powered haulage, focusing on mobile equipment safety and inspection, for mine operators and contractors (including customer truck drivers).

MSHA inspectors will focus on the following standards:

Control of Equipment: 56.9101, 57.9101, 77.1607(a) and (b)

Use of Seat Belts: 56.14131, 57.14131

Chocking of Wheels: 56.1402, 57.1402, 77.1607(n)

Pre-operational Inspection: 56.14100(a), 57.14100(a), 77.1606(a)

Maintaining Brakes in Functional Condition: 56.14101(a)(3), 57.14101(a)(3), 77.1605(b)

MSHA will also focus on the task training of drivers, and site specific hazard awareness training. Click here for MSHA's bulletin information. Contact the Law Office for assistance with MSHA compliance or training needs.

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