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house Bill H.R. 1074

Protecting America's Workers Act

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Title

Protecting America's Workers Act

Official 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 high gravity violations, to adjust penalties for inflation, to provide rights for victims or their family members, and for other purposes.

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      house Committees
      Committee on Education and Labor
    IntroducedFebruary 7th, 2019
    It is far past time to update the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.This bill includes many long sought fixes to oversights in the original law as well as updates several standards and penalties. Those workers that are employed by local or state government deserve the same protections as those in the private sector. Penalties employers face for not complying with the law and put their workers at risk need to be higher in order to be both the preventative and the penalty needed to deter or punish those employers.
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