Coal mine operators could face a dilemma with the annual proficiency and training requirements of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act (Miner Act) and the regulations Subpart Mine Rescue Teams for Underground Coal Mines conflicting with COVID-19 risk mitigation efforts. 

In a recent Coal Age article, I walked through how some of the mine rescue requirements are impacted by COVID-19 and how MSHA has responded. Read the full article here.