Scott Statement on Latest Administration Action to Protect Workers

WASHINGTONRanking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released the final rule on Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmental Mines, which will cover nearly 250,000 American miners at almost 12,000 metal and nonmetal mining operations.

“Lives and limbs will be saved by MSHA’s updated mine examination rule for operators of metal and nonmetal mines and quarries. The rule will require operators to inspect for health and safety violations at the beginning of each shift. By requiring operators to find and fix hazards at the beginning of the shift, unsafe conditions can be resolved before they cause injury or death.  The rule will also require operators to promptly notify miners about dangerous conditions before they enter the affected area. This is a victory for miners who work in metal, mineral, sand, stone and gravel mines.”

FACT SHEET: MSHA’s Final Rule for Examination of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines

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