S. 944 (109th): Protecting America’s Workers Act

Introduced:
Apr 28, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Edward “Ted” Kennedy
Senator from Massachusetts
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Apr 28, 2005
Length
21 pages
Related Bills
S. 2371 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 29, 2004

S. 1244 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 26, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced on April 28, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 28, 2005
Referred to Committee Apr 28, 2005
 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to expand coverage under the Act, to increase protections for whistleblowers, to increase penalties for certain violators, and for other purposes.

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4/28/2005--Introduced.
Protecting America's Workers Act - Amends the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) to expand its coverage to federal, state, and local government employees.
Authorizes the Secretary of Labor, under specified conditions, to cede OSHA jurisdiction to another federal agency with respect to certain occupational standards or regulations for such agency's employees. Declares OSHA inapplicable to working conditions covered by the Federal Mine Safety and Heath Act of 1977.
Sets forth increased protections for whistleblowers under OSHA.
Increases civil and criminal penalties for certain OSHA violators. Sets forth provisions relating to: (1) victims' rights; (2) posting of employee rights; (3) investigations of fatalities and serious injuries; (4) prohibition of unclassified citations; (5) right to contest citations and penalties; and (6) objections to modifications of citations.
Directs the Secretary to revise regulations and promulgate OSHA standards to require employers to provide personal protective equipment for employees at no cost to employees.

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