To Amend the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Labor Standards of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, First Session on H.R. 4287 ... Held in Washington, D.C., on March 29, 1977
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977 - 329 pages
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Page 42 - Secretary, to restrain any conditions or practices in any place of employment which are such that a danger exists which could reasonably be expected to cause death or serious physical harm immediately or before the imminence of such danger can be eliminated through the enforcement procedures otherwise provided by this Act.
Page 199 - Coal mine' means an area of land and all structures, facilities, machinery, tools, equipment, shafts, slopes, tunnels, excavations, and other property, real or personal, placed upon, under, or above the surface of such land by any person, used in, or to be used in, or resulting from, the work of extracting in such area bituminous coal , lignite, or anthracite from its natural deposits in the earth by any means or method, and the work of preparing the coal so extracted, and includes custom coal preparation...
Page 201 - Register) as well as the provisions of section 553 of Title 5 of the United States Code governing the issuance of regulations are observed.
Page 68 - Any employees or representative of employees who believe that a violation of a safety or health standard exists that threatens physical harm, or that an imminent danger exists, may request an inspection by giving notice to the Secretary or his authorized representative of such violation or danger.
Page 305 - Ia)n imminent danger exists when the condition or practice observed could reasonably be expected to cause death or serious physical harm to a miner if normal mining operations were permitted to proceed in the area before the dangerous condition is eliminated.
Page 67 - Subject to regulations issued by the Secretary, a representative of the employer and a representative authorized by his employees shall be given an opportunity to accompany the Secretary or his authorized representative during the physical inspection of any workplace under subsection (a) for the purpose of aiding such inspection.
Page 71 - Each citation shall be in writing and shall describe with particularity the nature of the violation, including a reference to the provision of the Act, standard, rule, regulation, or order alleged to have been violated.
Page 129 - The Commission is authorized to make such rules as are necessary for the orderly transaction of its proceedings.
Page 68 - If upon receipt of such notification the Secretary determines there are reasonable grounds to believe that such violation or danger exists, he shall make a special inspection in accordance with the provisions of this section as soon as practicable, to determine if such violation or danger exists.