Inside OSHA

August 8, 2020

House Bill To Force MSHA ETS For COVID-19 Wins Bipartisan Support

July 24, 2020 at 3:19 PM
A bipartisan group of Midwest and coal state House members is pushing legislation that would force the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to develop new workplace COVID-19 protections for miners, in a sign that the partisan gridlock over broader OSHA standards might not extend to sector-specific policies. The bill, known as the “COVID-19 Mine Worker Protection Act,” would force MSHA to craft an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to strengthen pandemic protections in the sector within a week, and set...

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