MSHA has posted a template for compliance assistance with the Surface Mobile Equipment Rule. MSHA will begin to enforce the standard on July 17, 2024. The standard does not require operators to submit their plan to the agency, but the plans will be reviewed during inspections. As a reminder, your surface mobile equipment safety programs must include input from miners and their representatives and identify hazards and risks. Production operators and Part 45 independent contractors must comply with the standard. 

Please reach out to a Husch Blackwell Workplace Safety and Health attorney with any questions about this new rule.