|Friday, April 16, 2021|
Floor Schedule and Procedure:
Complete Consideration of H.R. 1195 – Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (Rep. Courtney – Education and Labor)
This bill provides health and social service workers the protection they deserve by compelling OSHA to issue an interim final standard in one year and a final standard within 42 months requiring employers within the health care and social service sectors to develop and implement a workplace violence prevention plan; Identifying risks, specify solutions, and require training, reporting, and incident investigations. It would also provide protections from retaliation for reporting violent incidents; and protecting public sector health care and social service workers in the 24 states not covered by OSHA protections.
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Click here for a section-by-section from the Education and Labor Committee.
The Rule, which was adopted on Wednesday, provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Education and Labor.
The Rule makes in order the following amendments and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc:
States that additional training shall be provided for covered employees who work with victims of torture, trafficking, or domestic violence.
Clarifies that Alzheimer’s and memory care facilities as facilities covered by this legislation.
Directs OSHA to provide technical assistance to employers for up to one year to ensure employers have expert advice on how to comply with the standard.
Clarifies that a covered employer may consult with experts in workplace violence when developing their workplace violence prevention plan.
Substitute amendment which requires OSHA to issue an occupational safety and health standard on workplace violence prevention for the health care and social service industries, but does not set any deadline for issuing a standard; does not require an interim final standard; does not strengthen anti-retaliation protections for workers who report workplace violence incidents; and does not require employer reporting of information on workplace violence incidents to OSHA.
Ensures that nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit or diminish any protections in relevant Federal, State, or local law related to domestic violence, stalking, dating violence, and sexual assault.
Postponed Suspension (1 vote)
1. H.R. 1482 – 504 Credit Risk Management Improvement Act of 2021 (Rep. Bishop (NC) – Small Business)
This bill amends the Small Business Investment Act to shift loan closing file review responsibilities to the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Credit Risk Management (OCRM).
|QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”
John F. Kennedy