|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to labor|
|May 21, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
|Mar 08, 2013||referred to labor|
senate Bill S4111
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4111 - Details
S4111 - Summary
Requires sanitation workers to receive certain training; requires the department of labor to establish certain regulations related thereto.
S4111 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4111 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to requiring sanitation workers to receive training PURPOSE OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The labor law is amended by adding a new article 23-C which defines department, employee, and employer. It details the training setting forth responsibilities, requirements, trainers, and trainees. It also details the nature timing and frequency of the training in addition to record keeping requirements and approved that can provide the training. JUSTIFICATION: Sanitation work is a dangerous and often fatal occupation. In July, 2005 John-Paul Rodrigues, a twenty-four year old Ossining sanitation worker, died after a fall from the back of a sanitation truck. His death followed other sanitation worker deaths in Westchester County occurring over the previous few years. Since Rodrigues death a Bronx sanitation worker died of injuries sustained from sanitation truck fall in 2006, and nineteen-year old Town of Babylon seasonal worker died from a head injury falling from a moving truck in July, 2007. According to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) May 1997 Report (97-100), many sanitation workers fatalities occur when workers fall or are struck by refuse collection vehicles. The National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities surveillance system
S4111 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4111 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 8, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to requiring sanitation work- ers to receive training THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new article 23-C to read as follows: ARTICLE 23-C TRAINING FOR SANITATION WORKERS SECTION 832. DEFINITIONS. 833. TRAINING FOR SANITATION WORKERS. S 832. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, UNLESS THE CONTEXT REQUIRES OTHERWISE: 1. "DEPARTMENT" MEANS THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. 2. "EMPLOYEE" MEANS A PERSON EMPLOYED DIRECTLY BY OR THROUGH ANY STATE MUNICIPAL OR PRIVATE ENTITY TO PROVIDE SOLID, HAZARDOUS OR MEDICAL WASTE COLLECTION, RECYCLING OR DISPOSAL SERVICES. 3. "EMPLOYER" MEANS ANY INDIVIDUAL, PERSON, CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT, BOARD, BUREAU, AGENCY, COMMISSION, DIVISION, OFFICE, COUNCIL OR COMMIT- TEE OF A MUNICIPALITY, OR OTHER BUSINESS ENTITY INCLUDING THE STATE, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE, WHICH EMPLOYS OR SEEKS TO EMPLOY AN EMPLOYEE TO PROVIDE SOLID, HAZARDOUS OR MEDICAL WASTE COLLECTION, RECYCLING OR DISPOSAL SERVICES. S 833. TRAINING FOR SANITATION WORKERS. 1. THE EMPLOYERS OF SANITATION WORKERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING ALL EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING SUPERVI- SORS, MANAGERS, CONTRACT LABORERS, PART-TIME AND SEASONAL EMPLOYEES, ARE PROPERLY TRAINED FOR THEIR ASSIGNED JOBS, TASKS, HAZARDS OR POTENTIAL HAZARDS PRESENT AND USE OF RELATED EQUIPMENT. CONTRACTORS WHO MAY BE ENGAGED TO OPERATE OR MAINTAIN THE EMPLOYER'S EQUIPMENT SHALL BE ADVISED EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03295-01-3
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