Marco Rajkovich will address the 28th Annual Kentucky Professional Engineers In Mining Seminar on September 11, 2015 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington. Marco will speak on the topic MSHA Litigation Update, providing an update on the latest developments in case law and litigation under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. In addition to being an attorney, Marco is a licensed professional engineer. He is a frequent speaker on mine safety topics throughout the country.

Professional Engineers in Mining (PEM) is a non-profit membership society for registered professional engineers, and other professionals that specialize in the mining, metallurgy and exploration industries in Kentucky. It is aligned with the goals, purpose, and vision of the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers (KSPE). KSPE in turn is affiliated with the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). PEM was organized to provide professional development and educational opportunities to its members and to encourage aspiring engineers to consider and to receive education in mining engineering and related fields. To achieve that goal, PEM co-sponsors with the Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Kentucky an annual seminar devoted to updating the membership on changes in government regulations, technical advancements in mining and resource development, requirements of legal and regulatory compliance, and engineering issues related to mine safety and health. Since 1988, PEM and UK have sponsored this seminar every August, and award attendees with credit for eight (8) professional development hours (pdh), which can be applied toward the continuing education requirement of maintaining professional engineering licensure.