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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: February 3, 2017 09:50 AM
From: Representative Patrick J. Harkins
To: All House members
Subject: Re-introduction of HB-1082 Improve workplace safety in the Commonwealth
In the near future I plan to reintroduce legislation, that will help improve workplace safety in the Commonwealth.

Many public employees perform jobs that are comparable to those performed by workers in the private sector who are protected by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). It is not beneficial to the public employee or the employer to continue to have two standards for employee safety. This legislation mirrors OSHA and applies to the Commonwealth, its political subdivisions, mass transit systems, school districts and any nonprofit organization or institution currently not presently subjected to coverage under OSHA.

I hope that you will join with me to help protect our workers.

Introduced as HB1082