Oversight Hearings on the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 (excluding Title IV): Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Labor Standards of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, First Session ...
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977 - 724 pages
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Page 118 - In determining the amount of the penalty, or the amount agreed upon in compromise, the appropriateness of such penalty to the size of the business of the owner or operator charged, the effect on the owner or operator's ability to continue in business, and the gravity of the violation, shall be considered by such Secretary.
Page 118 - For purposes of this section, a serious violation shall be deemed to exist in a place of employment if there is a substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result from a condition which exists, or from one or more practices, means, methods, operations, or processes which have been adopted or are in use, in such place of employment unless the employer did not, and could not with the exercise of reasonable diligence, know of the presence of the violation.
Page 338 - Secretary shall make a study to determine the best manner to coordinate Federal and State activities in the field of coal mine health and safety so as to achieve (1) maximum health and safety protection for miners, (2) an avoidance of duplication of effort, (3) maximum effectiveness, (4) a reduction of delay to a minimum, and ( 5 ) most effective use of Federal inspectors.
Page 118 - ... first conviction of such person, punishment shall be by a fine of not more than $20,000 or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both.
Page 106 - ... safety or health hazard, and if he finds such violation to be caused by an unwarrantable failure of such operator to comply with such mandatory health or safety standards, he shall include such finding in any notice given to the operator under this act.
Page 108 - The operator of a coal mine In which a violation occurs of a mandatory health or safety standard or who violates any other provision of this...
Page 332 - 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 119 - ... any director, officer, or agent of such corporation who knowingly authorized, ordered, or carried out such violation, failure, or refusal shall be subject to the same civil penalties, fines, and imprisonment that may be imposed upon a person under subsections (a) and (b) of this section.
Page 107 - Secretary determines that such violation has been abated. (2) If a withdrawal order with respect to any area in a mine has been issued pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection...