To prevent CWP, the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act
of 1969 established the current federal exposure limit for respirable dust in underground and surface coal mines.
The disaster prompted Congress to pass the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act
, and on December 30, 1969, President Nixon signed the bill.
However, since the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act
of 1969, the industry has seen a substantial decrease in on-location coal mining fatalities.
In the Federal Mine Health and Safety Act
of 1969, Congress made a commitment to what it called the mining industry's "most precious resource - the American miner." Standing by that commitment, we can continue to improve mining health and safety and extend a safety record of which the U.S.
coal mines; he focuses on the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act
of 1969 and subsequent legislation to prove his point.
9 Mine in West Virginia resulted in the deaths of 78 miners and led to 1) passage of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act
of 1969 (1969 Act), the most sweeping mine safety and health legislation ever adopted in the United States, and 2) creation of the Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration (MESA), a separate agency from the Bureau of Mines, to enforce mine safety and health requirements.
In the Bureau of Mines survey, some superintendents credited the 1969 Coal Mine Health and Safety Act
and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) with improving working conditions.