Employment health and safety standards; heat illness prevention, definition. (SB411)

Introduced By

Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Employment health and safety standards; heat illness prevention. Requires the Safety and Health Codes Board to adopt regulations establishing reasonable standards designed to protect employees from heat illness. The measure directs the standards to require employers to provide water, shade, rest periods, training, and emergency response procedures. The standards are also directed to require employers in certain industries to implement high-heat procedures when the temperature is 90 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer. The measure requires employers to pay employees one additional hour of pay at his regular compensation for each workday that it fails to provide the employee with five-minute rest period every hour or every half hour if the temperature is 90 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104779D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB411)
01/27/2020Continued to 2021 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)