No POV Notices in Latest Year: MSHA

"A number of mine operators have proactively implemented corrective action programs to address specific hazards at their mines to improve miner safety and health, and those efforts are paying off," said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Patricia W. Silvey.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration announced Aug. 2 that, for the third consecutive year, none of the nation's more than 13,000 mining operations met the criteria for a Pattern of Violations (POV) notice from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017.

DOL noted that the POV provision in the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 is one of MSHA's toughest enforcement tools, one it reserves for mines that pose the greatest risk to the health and safety of miners -- particularly those with chronic violation records. The act authorizes MSHA to issue a POV notice to mine operators that demonstrate a disregard for the health and safety of miners through a pattern of significant and substantial violations and requires mines that receive POV notices to be issued withdrawal orders – temporarily ceasing operations until the violation is abated – for all significant and substantial ("S&S") violations.

"A number of mine operators have proactively implemented corrective action programs to address specific hazards at their mines to improve miner safety and health, and those efforts are paying off," said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Patricia W. Silvey. "Throughout the year, MSHA works with mine operators and miners to identify and correct recurring hazards."

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Easy to Use Safety Incident App

    Record incidents on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Collect data for multiple types of incidents including including near misses, vehicle and environmental incidents, and employee and non-employee injuries; at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. IndustrySafe is here to help. We put together a resource that’s easy to digest so you can get answers to your training questions and ensure you're complying with OSHA's standards.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus