Expanded examinations of mines will be required as a result of the new MSHA rules going into effect starting June 2nd, 2018. These add timing, recordkeeping, and notifications to the examination requirements.
Prior to the end of the shift, the person who performed the examination must document it. The record of the examination must include the name of the examiner, the date it occurred, the areas that were examined, and a description of any hazards that were not corrected right away. The date that the hazard was corrected should also be included in the record. These records must be made accessible to MSHA and miners’ representatives, and a copy must be given to them if needed.
Here are the things that will be different when the new rule goes into effect:
MSHA says that the examination record can be maintained electronically. The records must be made available for inspection at the mine, and include all required information. Electronic records must be secured in a computer system that is not susceptible to alteration.
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