MSHA ushers in proximity detection rule

The US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced a final rule that will require operators of underground coal mines to equip continuous mining machines with proximity detection systems. The rule will be published in the Federal Register on January 15, and will become effective 60 days thereafter

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The rule includes phase-in periods of 8-36 months to give operators time to obtain MSHA approvals