A Medical Survey of the Bituminous-coal Industry: Report of the Coal Mines Administration

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1947 - Coal-miners - 244 pages
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Page 112 - ... the restoration of the handicapped to the fullest physical, mental, social, vocational, and economic usefulness of which they are capable.
Page 233 - Mine Safety Committee At each mine there shall be a Mine Safety Committee selected by the Local Union. The Committee Members while engaged in the performance of their duties shall be paid by the Union, but shall be deemed to be acting within the scope of their employment in the mine within the meaning of the Workmen's Compensation Law of the state where such duties are performed.
Page 233 - The Mine Safety Committee may inspect any mine development or equipment used in producing coal. If the Committee believes conditions found endanger the life and bodies of the mine workers, it shall report its findings and recommendations to the management. In those special instances where the Committee believes an immediate danger exists and the Committee recommends that the management remove all mine workers from the unsafe area, the Operator is required to follow the recommendation of the Committee.
Page 2 - Survey of Medical and Sanitary Facilities The Coal Mines Administrator undertakes to have made a comprehensive survey and study of the hospital and medical facilities, medical treatment, sanitary and housing conditions in the coal mining areas. The purpose of this survey will be to determine the character and scope of improvements which should be made to provide the mine workers of the nation with medical,- housing and sanitary facilities conforming to recognized American standards.
Page 233 - ... members of such Committee may be removed from the Committee. Grievances that may arise as a result of a request for removal of a member of the Safety Committee under this section shall be handled in accordance with the provisions providing for settlement of disputes. The Safety Committee and Operators shall maintain such records concerning inspections, findings, recommendations, and actions relating to this provision of the Agreement as may be required, and copies of all reports made by the Safety...
Page 65 - Public health has been defined as "the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting physical and mental efficiency through organized community effort.
Page 233 - America, covers for the period of Government possession the terms and conditions of employment in respect to all mines in Government possession which were as of March 31, 1946, subject to the National Bituminous Coal Wage Agreement, dated April 11, 1945.
Page 233 - Except as amended and supplemented herein, this agreement carries forward and preserves the terms and conditions contained in all Joint wage agreements effective April 1, 1941, through March 31, 1943, the supplemental agreement providing for the six (6) day...
Page 233 - America, and the anthracite operators provides in part as follows : "6 (A) FEDERAL MINE SAFETY STANDARDS "Inspectors of the Federal Bureau of Mines shall make periodic investigations of the mines, and report to the mine management and the United Mine Workers of America any violations of the Federal safety standards.
Page 109 - An elective act is one in which the employer has the option of either accepting or rejecting the act, but in case he rejects it he loses the customary common law defenses — assumed risk of the employment, negligence of fellow servants, and contributory negligence.

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