Monday, February 24, 2014

West Virginia Proximity Detection Rule Remains Open for Comment

by Mike Addair

The following was originally posted in Huddleston Bolen's Safety & Health law blog, Safety & Health Connection.

On January 27, 2014 the West Virginia Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety filed for public comment a rule entitled Haulage Safety Generally, which would require, among other things, the installation of proximity detection devices on certain underground mining equipment to prevent injuries resulting from being struck by mobile equipment.  The period for public comment was initially set to expire on February 28, 2014, but was recently extended to March 11, 2014.  More ...