Changing regulations focus of October conference

THOSE after a more intimate understanding of the industry’s latest regulations, including the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act, the Part 50 final rule, Part 100 and the Rules to Live By implementation, will benefit from a mine safety and health law school conference being held next month in North Carolina.

Donna Schmidt

The North Carolina Department of Labor, Mine and Quarry Bureau has organized the three-day event for October 23-25 at the Foothills Higher Education Center in Morganton.

“Owners, operators, contractors and supervisory personnel involved in the mining industry must fully understand both federal and state mine safety laws,” the bureau said.

“It is the purpose of this school to educate the attendee in the pertinent aspects of the current statutes and recent changes.”

In addition to the latest final rules and regulations, the coordinators will also discuss new program policy procedures, bulletins and letters to include informal contestment changes that became effective in January.

The NCDOL said upon successful completion of the school, attendees would be able to verify operational compliance with federal and state standards through the use of pertinent government publications, reduce accidents and citations stemming from non-compliance issues, promote operations’ general health and safety and understand the scope and importance of safe production.

The free event will run from 8am to 5pm on each of the three days and is limited to 30 students.

All course materials will be provided.

For more information on the required preregistration for the conference, contact the North Carolina Department of Labor’s Mine and Quarry Bureau.

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