With fatalities at record lows, how can MSHA take a different approach to safety in 2019? In the recent Rock Products magazine, I considered MSHA’s traditional approach to its role as regulator and offered some thoughts on new directions in the year ahead.

Any reduction in fatalities and injuries is good news. But, we can all agree that 22 fatalities is 22 too many and we can always do a better job. With few exceptions, MSHA has historically taken the view that its principle mission is enforcement of its regulations without any real consideration of whether enforcement is the most effective way to increase the safety and health of miners. It’s time for that consideration to take place.

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