China unveils new safety regulation for coal mining

China’s Premier Li Qiang has signed off on a new regulation, effective 1 May, that aims to improve production safety at the nation’s coal mines. 

The new regulation emphasizes on making production safety a top priority. It calls for sound management and strict checks to identify various risks and hidden dangers. Coal mine operators will be required to conduct self-checks and take corrective measures accordingly.

The regulation specifies that local party and government officials are obligated to carry out strict supervision of production safety at coal mines. It also stipulates various penalties for violations, from fines to production suspension to closures.

Source: China SCIO

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