MSHA final rulemaking ensures cost-of-living adjustments
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in a final rulemaking declared that it has raised penalty amounts for two specific violations in order to ensure that cost-of-living adjustments mandated by law are implemented, according to a report from the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA).
The effect is that 8.3 percent inflation increases (dating back to 2008, when cost-of-living increases were last done), will be factored against operators alleged to have committed unwarrantable failures (up to a maximum of $242,000, from $220,000), and failure to provide timely notification under section 103j (up to a maximum of $65,000 from $60,000), according to NSSGA. The change was announced in the Dec. 28, 2012 edition of the Federal Register, and will be effective Jan. 28, 2013, according to NSSGA.
MORE FROM Aggregates Insider
SUBSCRIBE & FOLLOW
- Miner suspended upside down pulled to safety by his pant legs713 Views
- MSHA and NSSGA release new infographic about material handling injuries283 Views
- Cat 6015B hydraulic shovel offers increased power, more loading capacity222 Views
- Obama signs two-week transportation patch into law218 Views
- Democratic senators call for shorter highway bill in order to maximize funding213 Views