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MAA Template for MSHA Safety Program for Mobile Equipment Rule – Compliance Required by July 17, 2024

As previously reported, MSHA published a final rule on January 19, 2024, that requires all production operators and part 45 independent contractors to develop a written safety program for surface mobile equipment.
Operators and contractors must have a plan in place prior to the compliance date of July 17, 2024.
As defined in the final rule, surface mobile equipment includes wheeled, skid-mounted, track-mounted, or rail-mounted equipment capable of moving or being moved, and any powered equipment that transports people, equipment, or materials.  The rule excludes belt conveyors and any manually powered tools such as wheelbarrows, hand carts, push carts, welding carts, cylinder carts, basic hand trucks, or dollies.
To help assist MAA members in the development of a safety program for mobile equipment, the MAA Safety Committee has worked to develop a template that is available for your company to use and modify.  If you would like a copy of the template, please email Denise Koets at
If you have any questions, please contact the MAA office at 517-381-1732