• Overview of Proposed Changes to the OSHA Act under the Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010
  • August 17, 2010 | Author: Matthew T. Deffebach
  • Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP - Houston Office
  • The draft of the Miner Safety and Health Act (the “Miner Act”) was prepared by Senators Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.). Representatives George Miller (D-Calif) and Lynn Woosley (D-Calif) then contributed to the draft to introduce it in the House of Representatives. After being introduced on July 1, 2010 and being referred to the House Education and Labor Committee, the Committee recently recommended that the Act be considered by the House as a whole. Senators are engaged in bi-partisan talks on the issue and expect to introduce companion legislation in the Fall of 2010.