Summary: H.R.646 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/01/2021)

COVID-19 Mine Worker Protection Act

This bill requires the Department of Labor to issue health and safety standards to protect coal miners from occupational exposure to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019). Labor shall provide for emergency standards within seven days of this bill's enactment, and such emergency standards shall be in force until permanent standards are promulgated.

Labor shall also collect data to track and investigate cases of exposure to COVID-19 among coal miners.