David Lauriski was confirmed May 9 by the Senate as the new Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) administrator.
Lauriski, is president of Lauriski & Associates in Price, Utah. He has many years of experience in operations management, safety affairs, human resources and environmental health and safety.
He was general manager for the Energy West Mining Co. in Huntington, Utah, and was director of health, safety and environmental affairs at Interwest Mining Co. in Salt Lake City.
In addition, Lauriski served as director of health, safety and training at Energy West Mining Co. and was industrial relations manager, safety director and safety engineer at Kaiser Steel Corp.''s Sunnyside mine.
The new MSHA head began his first day on the job May 16.
by Virginia Sutcliffe