Workers' Compensation

US: SoL Solis Statement on Introduction of New Mine Safety Legislation

Washington, DC (CompNewsNetwork) - Secretary Solis today issued the following statement on the introduction of the Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010 (H.R. 5663) in the U.S. House of Representatives:


"The legislation introduced today by Congressman Miller represents an historic step to strengthen safety laws for our nation's miners. The bill contains key provisions that will empower miners to speak up about hazards in the workplace. It also gives the Mine Safety and Health Administration additional tools the agency can use against mine operators who continue to put their workers at risk …read more