Study of Whistleblower protections. -- The Board of Coal Mine
Health and Safety is directed to conduct a study of the need to
expand protections for whistleblowers and other miners who refuse
to work in situations they perceive as unsafe in underground mines.
The board shall study the benefits and appropriateness of requiring
additional protections that will encourage miners to withdrawal
from and report unsafe working conditions. The board shall
investigate whether any pattern of retribution exists against these
persons, and if so make recommendations to the Legislature
regarding implementing additional protections. The board shall
report to the Legislature's Joint Committee on Government and
Finance by December 31, 2011 with recommendations regarding whether
it is appropriate to implement any additional protections.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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