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MSHA is removing an application and approval requirement from existing mandatory standards. Currently, MSHA must approve sanitary toilets for use in underground coal mines, and MSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) must jointly approve sanitary toilets for use in surface coal mines. MSHA and NIOSH base their...
MSHA is issuing a direct final rule that updates the Agency's requirements for operator restraint systems (seat belts) for off-road work machines and wheeled agricultural tractors at metal and nonmetal mines. The existing standards require seat belts for off-road work machines to meet the requirements of the Society of Automotive Engineers'...
This final rule removes the application requirement and associated paperwork burden for approval of sanitary toilets in underground and surface coal mines. The final rule provides notice to miners, miners' representatives, mine operators, MSHA compliance specialists, and manufacturers of which sanitary toilets are approved without requiring...