H.R. 2067 (111th): Protecting America’s Workers Act

Apr 23, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress
See Instead:

S. 1580 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Aug 05, 2009

This bill was introduced on April 23, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Apr 23, 2009
Lynn Woolsey
Representative for California's 6th congressional district
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Apr 23, 2009
23 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2049 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

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H.R. 190 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 05, 2011

Full Title

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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118 cosponsors (118D) (show)

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Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

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Library of Congress Summary

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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 whistle blowers under OSHA.
Sets forth provisions relating to:
(1) the posting of employee rights;
(2) a prohibition against the adoption or implementation of policies or practices by employers that discourage the reporting of work-related injuries or illnesses or that discriminate or provide for adverse action against any employee for reporting such injury or illness;
(3) a prohibition against the loss of wages or employee benefits as a result of an employee participating in or aiding workplace inspections;
(4) investigations of incidents in a place of employment resulting in a death or the hospitalization of two or more employees;
(5) a prohibition against designating a citation for an occupational health and safety standard violation as an unclassified citation;
(6) the rights of an employee who has sustained a work-related injury or illness that is the subject of an investigation;
(7) an employer's right to contest citations and penalties;
(8) the Secretary's assertion of an employer's failure to correct a serious hazard during an employer's contest to a citation; and
(9) employee objections to modifications of citations.
Increases civil and criminal penalties for certain OSHA violators.
Requires a state that has an approved plan for the development and enforcement of occupational safety and health standards to amend its plan to conform to the requirements of this Act within 12 months after enactment of this Act.

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