Public’s Input Sought on Physical Fitness Requirements for Hoist Operators in Mines

Federal regulators want the public’s input on physical fitness requirements for hoist operators working in mines.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration on Tuesday filed a notice proposing additional collection review pertaining to those requirements. The public comment period is 60 days.

“The safety of all metal and non-metal miners riding hoisting conveyances is largely dependent upon the attentiveness and physical capabilities of the hoist operator,” the agency said.

Here’s the agency’s notice in today’s Federal Register.

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