No miner shall be required to operate unsafe equipment. On or before the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred eighty-one, 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.
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