A. The Director shall promulgate regulations requiring (i) miners exposed for short periods to hazards from inhalation of gas, dust, or fumes to wear approved respiratory equipment and (ii) operators to supply ear protectors to miners upon request.
B. Until the final regulations promulgated by the Director pursuant to subsection A become effective, (i) miners exposed for short periods to hazards from inhaling gas, dust, or fumes shall wear approved respiratory equipment and (ii) ear protectors shall be supplied by the operator to all miners upon request.
Code 1950, § 45-86; 1954, c. 191; 1966, c. 594, § 45.1-99; 1978, c. 729, § 45.1-99.1; 1994, c. 28.