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Tell your U.S. Congressional Representative to Co-Sponsor the Protecting Americas Workers Act (HR 2067and S 1580.)

Together with the Occupational Health and Safety Section of the American Public Health Association, the National COSH has developed an agenda for action on worker safety called "Protecting Workers on the Job: Seven Priorities for Federal Action". We will be monitoring developments in Congress to promote the passage of legislation that will advance this agenda. On this page, we report on legislation that has been introduced in the 111th Congress. Read a summary of the Protecting Americas Workers Act, here

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HR 2199: To amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to authorize the Secretary of Labor to prevent employee exposure to imminent dangers

Introduced by Rep. Timothy Bishop (D-NY). The bill would streamline procedures to allow OSHA to respond to imminent dangers in the workplace. Click on the links in the box below to view the full bill text and to get updates on the bill:

HR 2113, the Corporate Injury, Illness, and Fatality Reporting Act of 2009

Rep. Phil Hare (D-IL) introduced a new bill, HR 2113, which would create new requirements for large employers to report a variety of data to the US Department of Labor. Under the bill, employers with more than 500 employees AND which own and control more than one establishment would be required to report:

  • the numbers and rates of work-related deaths, injuries, and illnesses; and compliance data, including
  • the inspection number of each inspection
  • the opening date of such inspection; and
  • the total number of violations and any citations issued as a result of such violations under such Act by the Secretary or State following such inspection. Click on the links in the box below to view the full bill text and to get updates on the bill:

    HR 849 Worker Protection Against Combustible Dust Explosions and Fires Act of 2009. To require the Secretary of Labor to issue interim and final occupational safety and health standards regarding worker exposure to combustible dust, and for other purposes. Track the bill status :

    HR 242:A bill directing OSHA to issue regulations requiring "site-controlling" employers to record all injuries that occur on their sites, including temporary and contract workers. Sponsored by Rep. Gene Greene, D-TX. Introduced Jan 7, 2009. Track the bill status :

    HR 635: National Commission on State Workers' Compensation Laws Act of 2009. Introduced by Rep. Joe Baca, D-CA, Jan. 21, 2009. Track the bill status :