- February 10, 2017
- Posted by: Sage Shield Safety Consultants
- Category: Overseas Occupational Health And Safety News
Arlington, VA – The Mine Safety and Health Administration has extended the comment period for a proposed rule that would require underground coal mine operators to equip coal-hauling machines and scoops with proximity detection systems.
The devices would assist in reducing the risk of pinning, crushing and striking incidents that miners encounter, MSHA says.
MSHA stated that it is extending the comment period after receiving a request for more time for stakeholders to provide feedback.