Investigation Management: Protecting Yourself & the Company – Nick Scala

Presentation Abstract
The hours, days and weeks following an on-site accident are stressful and at times chaotic environments for employees and managers alike. While the well-being of any injured party is the priority, operators must also ensure appropriate action is taken to comply with MSHA regulations and assess the incident, while taking steps toward preventing a similar occurrence. These tasks are enough to manage without the likely visit from MSHA to investigate, at which time inspectors will conduct employee interviews and issue citations and/or orders in the event of any believed noncompliance.

This presentation will review immediate compliance requirements following an accident, as well as strategies to limit exposure and protect company interests, and management personnel, while allowing MSHA to complete its investigation.

Speaker Biography
Nick Scala is a Partner at Conn Maciel Carey LLP and Chair of the firm’s national MSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group, where he defends mine operators and contractors in the full range of litigation against MSHA, from informal and formal contest of citations/orders to hearings before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. Nick also conducts on-site fatality and special investigation management for clients. He advises clients in developing corporate safety and health policies in the construction and mining industries and administering third party safety and health audits. Prior to practicing law, Nick worked as a miner and construction laborer, and he is Certified Mine Safety Professional.

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