Labor Laws and Their Administration in the Pacific States

Labor Laws and Their Administration in the Pacific States

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...presented. For none of this safety education work has the bureau any special appropriation or equipment and this necessarily places somewhat narrow limits upon its effective scope. ' (2) SAFETY IN GOAL MINES.. The laws for the protection of coal miners consist primarily of requirements regarding means of exit, ventilation, signals, etc. In addition, however, they include a strict 8-hour law for underground workers, a provision regarding weighing and the use of check-weighmen, and a prohibition of the employment of women and children in mines. The mine legislation in total, while fairly detailed upon some points, is not regarded as being sufliciently comprehensive to meet the best modern practice. This fact was recognized by the legislature of 1911, which provided for the appointment of a commission to revise the coal-mining laws. The commission consisted, of repre sentatives of the miners, the operators, the mining engineering profession, and the State inspection department. A code was compiled and submitted to the legislature of 1913. It failed of passage and no action was taken by the legislature of 1915.' The safety requirements are given in detail in the several laws and are enforceable by the coal mine inspection department. There is no delegation to the department o_f administrative authority to make rules or erect standards apart from the specified requirements of statute. If, upon inspection, conditions are found contrary to legal requirements or unsafe for the workers, the department's remedy is by court injunction, two days' notice to the employer being required. The department itself is not given authority summarily to forbid the continuance of work which it considers dangerous. The coal mine more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236784243
  • 9781236784247