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S. 184: COVID–19 Mine Worker Protection Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Feb 2, 2021.

COVID-19 Mine Worker Protection Act

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

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