“Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands” Jeff Cooper
About Diane M. Watson
Committed to Mine Safety
Diane Watson is a former MSHA supervisory special investigator with a deep understanding of law, regulation and policy within government. As an accomplished investigator, she will analyze programs, accidents, elevated enforcement actions and allegations of retaliation to garner the truth and provide confidential advice to a path forward.
With over 30 years of experience in mine safety, she knows all the right ways to help your company proactively comply with regulatory compliance.
We asked Diane to assist us on a matter involving high-stakes litigation and substantial claims. Diane quickly took ownership of the assignment and performed her role skillfully and effectively. She was extremely knowledgeable and she took a very hands-on approach that allowed us to develop and present our position with maximum impact. She quickly earned the confidence of everyone with whom she interacted. She was reliable and responsive. Diane would be my first choice as an expert consultant for any matter involving her area of expertise.
Michael T. Hoppe, Attorney at Law
Services For You
Proactively complying with regulatory requirements protects employees and the company. We help companies achieve successful safety programs and culture.
In addition to assisting companies build solid safety and health programs and prepare for regulatory review, we can assist you in navigating regulatory challenges.
Workshops and Training
Evaluate training plans and certifications for compliance
MSHA Approved Instructors
Specialized Supervisory Responsibilities Training
Miner’s Rights and Whistleblower Protections
Managing Relationships with Regulatory Personnel
Additionally, we offer unique individual training specific to your company’s needs.
With experience working with the U.S. Solicitor of Labor litigators and presenting cases in front of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, we can offer strategic advice to legal counsel and companies alike.
By assisting with conferencing, or contesting questionable issuances under 30CFR Part 100, working closely with legal counsel and acting as an expert witness, we can ensure a clarified position to work toward successful legal outcomes.