|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to labor|
senate Bill S818
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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S818 - Details
S818 - Summary
Enacts the H1N1 in the workplace prevention act requiring employers to post a sign on prevention of the H1N1 flu in the workplace; authorizes the commissioner of health to promulgate rules and regulations related to prevention of the H1N1 flu virus in the workplace.
S818 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S818 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law and the public health law, in relation to enacting the "H1N1 in the workplace prevention act" PURPOSE: The purpose of the bill is to educate employees on the most effective ways to prevent the spread of H1N1 in the workplace by placing such information where employees are most likely to see it. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The labor law is amended to add section 202-1, requiring employers of ten or more employees to post a sign approved by the department of health informing employees of safe workplace practices for the prevention of the H1N1 or other influenza virus in such workplace. Subdivision 1 of section 206 of the public health law is amended to add a new paragraph "t" directing the commissioner of the department of health to promulgate rules and regulations necessary to implement this act. JUSTIFICATION: Most adults who catch the H1N1 flu virus will catch it at work. Different workplace settings, such as hospitals, mass transit, correctional facilities, and schools, require different strategies
S818 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 818 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ADAMS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor AN ACT to amend the labor law and the public health law, in relation to enacting the "H1N1 in the workplace prevention act" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "H1N1 in the workplace prevention act." S 2. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 202-l to read as follows: S 202-L. POSTING OF H1N1 INFLUENZA RELATED INFORMATION. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "EMPLOYEE" MEANS A PERSON WHO PERFORMS SERVICES FOR HIRE FOR AN EMPLOYER, FOR AN AVERAGE OF TEN OR MORE HOURS PER WEEK, AND INCLUDES ALL INDIVIDUALS EMPLOYED AT ANY SITE OWNED OR OPERATED BY AN EMPLOYER BUT SHALL NOT INCLUDE AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR. (B) "EMPLOYER" MEANS A PERSON OR ENTITY THAT EMPLOYS TEN OR MORE EMPLOYEES AT AT LEAST ONE SITE AND INCLUDES AN INDIVIDUAL, CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, GROUP OF PERSONS, COUNTY, TOWN, CITY, SCHOOL DISTRICT, PUBLIC AUTHORITY OR OTHER GOVERN- MENTAL SUBDIVISION OF ANY KIND. 2. EVERY EMPLOYER SHALL POST A SIGN APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN EVERY WORKPLACE AT THE LOCATION OR LOCATIONS WHERE NOTICES TO EMPLOYEES ARE NORMALLY POSTED, TO INFORM EMPLOYEES OF SAFE WORKPLACE PRACTICES FOR THE PREVENTION OF THE H1N1 OR OTHER INFLUENZA VIRUS IN SUCH WORKPLACE. S 3. Subdivision 1 of section 206 of the public health law is amended by adding a new paragraph (t) to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04537-01-3
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