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§22A-2-71. Right of miner to refuse to operate unsafe equipment; procedure; discrimination.

No miner shall be required to operate unsafe equipment. On or before January 1, 1981, the Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety shall by rule or regulation establish a procedure for resolving disputes arising out of the refusal by a miner to operate such alleged unsafe equipment. No action shall be taken against a miner by an operator unless such miner is found to have acted in bad faith and without good cause by the director or his authorized representative.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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