senate Bill S1164A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to regulating employers to keep their employees safe from exposure to extreme heat

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to labor
Feb 10, 2021 print number 1164a
Feb 10, 2021 amend and recommit to labor
Jan 07, 2021 referred to labor

S1164 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5361
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §218-b, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6719

S1164 - Summary

Regulates employers to keep their employees safe from exposure to extreme heat by implementing heat-related illness prevention plans.

S1164 - Sponsor Memo

S1164 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1164
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- 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 the prevention of  employ-
   ees being exposed to excessive heat
 
   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 section  218-b  to
 read as follows:
   § 218-B. PREVENTION OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT. 1. FOR
 PURPOSES  OF  THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING
 MEANINGS:
   (A) "COVERED EMPLOYEE" SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYED BY A  COVERED
 EMPLOYER.
   (B) "COVERED EMPLOYER" SHALL MEAN AN EMPLOYER THAT EMPLOYS AN INDIVID-
 UAL  TO  WORK  AT  A  COVERED  WORKPLACE  AND SHALL INCLUDE CONTRACTORS,
 SUBCONTRACTORS, TEMPORARY SERVICE FIRMS AND EMPLOYEE LEASING ENTITIES.
   (C) "COVERED WORKPLACE" SHALL MEAN A WORKPLACE  WHERE  WORK  PRIMARILY
 INVOLVES THE DELIVERY OF GOODS AND SERVICES TO CONSUMERS OR BUSINESSES.
   (D)  "EMPLOYER"  SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE
 HUNDRED NINETY OF THIS CHAPTER.
   (E) "EXCESSIVE HEAT" SHALL MEAN OUTDOOR AND INDOOR EXPOSURE TO HEAT AT
 LEVELS THAT EXCEED THE CAPACITIES OF THE HUMAN BODY TO  MAINTAIN  NORMAL
 BODY  FUNCTIONS  AND MAY CAUSE HEAT-RELATED INJURY, ILLNESS OR FATALITY,
 INCLUDING, BUT NOT  LIMITED  TO,  HEAT  STROKE,  HEAT  EXHAUSTION,  HEAT
 SYNCOPE, HEAT CRAMPS AND HEAT RASHES.
   2.  THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH,
 SHALL CREATE REGULATIONS WHICH SHALL:
   (A) ESTABLISH  HIGH  HEAT  TEMPERATURE  MAXIMUM  EXPOSURE  LEVELS  FOR
 COVERED  EMPLOYEES  WHICH,  IF EXCEEDED, SHALL TRIGGER ACTION TO PROTECT
 COVERED EMPLOYEES FROM HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS; AND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01156-01-1

S1164A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5361
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §218-b, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6719

S1164A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Regulates employers to keep their employees safe from exposure to extreme heat by implementing heat-related illness prevention plans.

S1164A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1164A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1164--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Labor  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN  ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to the prevention of employ-
   ees being exposed to excessive heat

   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 section 218-b to
 read as follows:
   § 218-B. PREVENTION OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT. 1. FOR
 PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE  THE  FOLLOWING
 MEANINGS:
   (A)  "COVERED EMPLOYEE" SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYED BY A COVERED
 EMPLOYER.
   (B) "COVERED EMPLOYER" SHALL MEAN AN EMPLOYER THAT EMPLOYS AN INDIVID-
 UAL TO WORK AT  A  COVERED  WORKPLACE  AND  SHALL  INCLUDE  CONTRACTORS,
 SUBCONTRACTORS, TEMPORARY SERVICE FIRMS AND EMPLOYEE LEASING ENTITIES.
   (C)  "COVERED  WORKPLACE"  SHALL MEAN A WORKPLACE WHERE WORK PRIMARILY
 INVOLVES THE DELIVERY OF GOODS AND SERVICES TO CONSUMERS OR BUSINESSES.
   (D) "EMPLOYER" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS DEFINED IN  SECTION  ONE
 HUNDRED NINETY OF THIS CHAPTER.
   (E) "EXCESSIVE HEAT" SHALL MEAN OUTDOOR AND INDOOR EXPOSURE TO HEAT AT
 LEVELS  THAT  EXCEED THE CAPACITIES OF THE HUMAN BODY TO MAINTAIN NORMAL
 BODY FUNCTIONS AND MAY CAUSE HEAT-RELATED INJURY, ILLNESS  OR  FATALITY,
 INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,  HEAT  STROKE,  HEAT EXHAUSTION, HEAT
 SYNCOPE, HEAT CRAMPS AND HEAT RASHES.
   2. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF  HEALTH,
 SHALL CREATE REGULATIONS WHICH SHALL:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01156-02-1

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