H.R. 6896 (96th): A bill to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to require employers to inform their employees regarding hazards associated with the handling and use of chemical substances, and for other purposes.

Introduced:
Mar 24, 1980 (96th Congress, 1979–1980)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Edward Beard
Representative for Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district
Party
Democrat
 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 24, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 24, 1980
Referred to Committee Mar 24, 1980
 
Summary

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Education and the Workforce

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3/24/1980--Introduced.
Amends the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to require an employer to:
(1) identify any chemical substances which are handled or used in connection with work performed at any workplace of such employer;
(2) provide employees with clear and adequate information regarding any hazard associated with such handling and use; and
(3) furnish employees with appropriate instruction regarding safety precautions to be followed in such handling and use.
Establishes a civil penalty of up to $300,000 for each willful or repeated violation of such requirements.

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