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    OSH Act changes reintroduced in Senate

    April 3, 2013

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    Washington – A bill seeking sweeping changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Act was reintroduced in the Senate late last month.

    Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Protecting America’s Workers Act (S. 665) (.pdf file) on March 22. If enacted, the bill would be the first significant update to the OSH Act in 40 years, expanding the act’s protections to all government employees and increasing whistleblower protections and penalties for violating OSHA standards, among other changes.

    The bill has been reintroduced every congressional session since 2005, when it was first introduced by the now-late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA). It has never successfully passed both the House and Senate.

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