MSHA Webinar: What Does Denial of Entry Really Mean?

May 29, 2013

Section103(a) of the Mine Act authorizes MSHA a right of entry to, upon, or through any coal or other mine for purposes of conducting frequent inspections and investigations. MSHA takes a broad view of “denial of entry” and can back up its inspection “discovery” requests with a wide array of powerful self-help sanctions that could place operators at a disadvantage.

Dinsmore attorneys Bob Beatty and Jason Nutzman discussed the difference between direct and indirect denial of entry and the possible ramifications to mine operators. You received practical tips to help ensure you avoid potential issues when inspectors arrive on your site.

This was a must-see webinar for coal, metal and non-metal mine operators, and their safety and management staff.


Robert Beatty, Jr. | Partner
Bob represents mine operators in the coal and metal/non-metal sectors of the mining industry in mine safety and health regulatory matters before federal and state administrative agencies, federal courts, and state courts. He also provides pre-enforcement consulting services, including comprehensive training for mine managers and safety professionals.

Jason Nutzman | Associate
Jason represents both coal and metal/non-metal clients before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission in accident investigations, special investigations, and discrimination investigations conducted by the Department of Labor with respect to the Mine Safety and Health Act.