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Executive Order 13891, Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents, was issued by the President on October 9, 2019. To increase public access to and awareness of guidance documents, the Executive Order requires all federal agencies to establish and maintain a single, searchable, indexed database that contains links to all guidance documents.
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Explains the regulations that apply to both new high-voltage longwall mining systems approved on and after May 10, 2002, and to previously approved systems. Mine operators should ensure that existing high-voltage longwalls meet the new regulations by the effective date of the final rule.
Provides an online training course for the Part 50 Outreach Program. Part 50 addresses requirements for notification, investigating, reports of accidents, injuries, illness, employment, and production in mines.
Provides a Powerpoint Presentation of the 2008 Mine Rescue Teams Final Rule
This guide provides answers to frequently asked questions by applicants seeking MSHA approval or evaluation of intrinsically safe apparatus and associated apparatus.
19–02 (CPL 02)[CPL 02-02-048] - National -Cancellation of OSHA Instruction CPL 02-02-048 [2-2.48] List of Laboratories Approved for Blood Lead Analysis May 1, 1989- 12/20/2019 -PDF
CPL 03-00-022 - National Emphasis Program on Amputations in Manufacturing Industries - 12/10/2019
Provides guidance on diesel particulate matter to underground mine operators, miners, and representatives of miners in metal and nonmetal underground mines that use diesel powered equipment.
Addresses frequently asked questions regarding contesting citations.
These are publically available FAQs describing WHD's reasons for rulemaking, the provisions of the Joint Employer NPRM, and how the public could comment on the NPRM.