MSHA announced it will hold three informal public meetings to gather information regarding the effectiveness of safety and health management programs. MSHA has said it will use the information as it continues to develop a proposed rule on the implementation of these programs. 

MSHA is using the following information to guide them in the formulation of the proposed rule:

  •  OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program and its Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines
  • ANSI/AIHA Z10-2005, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
  • ISO 9001:2008 (E), Quality management systems – Requirements
  • The British Standards Institution’s OHSAS 18001:2007, Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements.

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