Senate Bill S1604D

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Provides for the regulation of indoor and outdoor worksites

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2023-S1604 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 20-D §§742 - 747, Lab L

2023-S1604 - Summary

Provides for the regulation of indoor and outdoor worksites with temperature protection standards and education, training and reporting requirements to ensure that employers provide safe conditions for their employees.

2023-S1604 - Sponsor Memo

2023-S1604 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1604
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 13, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- 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 regulating the temperature
   of all indoor and outdoor worksites
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Worksite
 Temperature Regulation Act".
   § 2. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature hereby finds and
 declares that New Yorkers, working both in outdoor and indoor sites, are
 exposed to extreme temperatures due to  climate  change.  This  involves
 both  skyrocketing  heat  in the summer and freezing cold in the winter.
 Every year, New York city has high  numbers  of  heat-related  emergency
 department visits, hospital admissions, and deaths. According to the New
 York  City  Office  of  the  Mayor, each year there are an estimated 450
 heat-related ED visits, 150 heat-related hospital admissions,  10  heat-
 stroke deaths, and 350 heat-exacerbated deaths, caused by heat worsening
 existing chronic conditions.
   Further,  cold  stress  injuries  have  proven to be a concern for New
 York's workers. In 2018 in the United States, there were 2,890 cases  of
 ice,  sleet,  and  snow  injuries; 14% of those were in the state of New
 York (BLS). In 2018 in New York state, 50 injuries were related to expo-
 sure to environmental cold. All 50 of those injuries were cases  involv-
 ing 31 or more days of missed work (BLS).
   The legislature hereby finds and declares that the government is obli-
 gated to ensure that employers provide safe conditions for their employ-
 ees.
   §  3. The labor law is amended by adding a new article 20-D to read as
 follows:
                               ARTICLE 20-D
                    TEMPERATURE REGULATION BY EMPLOYERS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04582-02-3
              

2023-S1604A - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 20-D §§742 - 747, Lab L

2023-S1604A - Summary

Provides for the regulation of indoor and outdoor worksites with temperature protection standards and education, training and reporting requirements to ensure that employers provide safe conditions for their employees.

2023-S1604A - Sponsor Memo

2023-S1604A - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1604--A
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 13, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- 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 regulating the temperature
   of all indoor and outdoor worksites

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited  as  the  "temper-
 ature extreme mitigation program (TEMP) act".
   § 2. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature hereby finds and
 declares that New Yorkers, working both in outdoor and indoor sites, are
 exposed  to  extreme  temperatures  due to climate change. This involves
 both skyrocketing heat in the summer and freezing cold  in  the  winter.
 Every  year,  New  York  city has high numbers of heat-related emergency
 department visits, hospital admissions, and deaths. According to the New
 York City Office of the Mayor, each year  there  are  an  estimated  450
 heat-related  ED  visits, 150 heat-related hospital admissions, 10 heat-
 stroke deaths, and 350 heat-exacerbated deaths, caused by heat worsening
 existing chronic conditions.
   Further, cold stress injuries have proven to  be  a  concern  for  New
 York's  workers. In 2018 in the United States, there were 2,890 cases of
 ice, sleet, and snow injuries; 14% of those were in  the  state  of  New
 York (BLS). In 2018 in New York state, 50 injuries were related to expo-
 sure  to environmental cold. All 50 of those injuries were cases involv-
 ing 31 or more days of missed work (BLS).
   The legislature hereby finds and declares that the government is obli-
 gated to ensure that employers provide safe conditions for their employ-
 ees.
   § 3. The labor law is amended by adding a new article 20-D to read  as
 follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04582-05-3
              

co-Sponsors

2023-S1604B - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 20-D §§742 - 747, Lab L

2023-S1604B - Summary

Provides for the regulation of indoor and outdoor worksites with temperature protection standards and education, training and reporting requirements to ensure that employers provide safe conditions for their employees.

2023-S1604B - Sponsor Memo

2023-S1604B - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1604--B
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 13, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- 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  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to regulating the temperature
   of all indoor and outdoor worksites
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  This  act shall be known and may be cited as the "temper-
 ature extreme mitigation program (TEMP) act".
   § 2. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature hereby finds and
 declares that New Yorkers, working both in outdoor and indoor sites, are
 exposed to extreme temperatures due to  climate  change.  This  involves
 both  skyrocketing  heat  in the summer and freezing cold in the winter.
 Every year, New York city has high  numbers  of  heat-related  emergency
 department visits, hospital admissions, and deaths. According to the New
 York  City  Office  of  the  Mayor, each year there are an estimated 450
 heat-related ED visits, 150 heat-related hospital admissions,  10  heat-
 stroke deaths, and 350 heat-exacerbated deaths, caused by heat worsening
 existing chronic conditions.
   Further,  cold  stress  injuries  have  proven to be a concern for New
 York's workers. In 2018 in the United States, there were 2,890 cases  of
 ice,  sleet,  and  snow  injuries; 14% of those were in the state of New
 York (BLS). In 2018 in New York state, 50 injuries were related to expo-
 sure to environmental cold. All 50 of those injuries were cases  involv-
 ing 31 or more days of missed work (BLS).
   The legislature hereby finds and declares that the government is obli-
 gated to ensure that employers provide safe conditions for their employ-
 ees.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04582-07-3
 S. 1604--B                          2
              

co-Sponsors

2023-S1604C - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 20-D §§742 - 747, Lab L

2023-S1604C - Summary

Provides for the regulation of indoor and outdoor worksites with temperature protection standards and education, training and reporting requirements to ensure that employers provide safe conditions for their employees.

2023-S1604C - Sponsor Memo

2023-S1604C - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1604--C
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 13, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. RAMOS, CLEARE, COMRIE, FERNANDEZ, GONZALEZ, HARCK-
   HAM, PARKER, SALAZAR -- 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  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted  as  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to regulating the temperature
   of all indoor and outdoor worksites
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  This  act shall be known and may be cited as the "temper-
 ature extreme mitigation program (TEMP) act".
   § 2. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature hereby finds and
 declares that New Yorkers, working both in outdoor and indoor sites, are
 exposed to extreme temperatures due to  climate  change.  This  involves
 skyrocketing  heat  in  the summer.   Every year, New York city has high
 numbers of heat-related emergency  department  visits,  hospital  admis-
 sions,  and  deaths. According to the New York City Office of the Mayor,
 each year there are an estimated 450 heat-related ED visits,  150  heat-
 related hospital admissions, 10 heat-stroke deaths, and 350 heat-exacer-
 bated deaths, caused by heat worsening existing chronic conditions.
   The legislature hereby finds and declares that the government is obli-
 gated to ensure that employers provide safe conditions for their employ-
 ees.
   §  3. The labor law is amended by adding a new article 20-D to read as
 follows:
                               ARTICLE 20-D
                    TEMPERATURE REGULATION BY EMPLOYERS
 SECTION 742. SCOPE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04582-13-3
              

co-Sponsors

2023-S1604D (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 20-D §§742 - 747, Lab L

2023-S1604D (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the regulation of indoor and outdoor worksites with temperature protection standards and education, training and reporting requirements to ensure that employers provide safe conditions for their employees.

2023-S1604D (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S1604D (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1604--D
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 13, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. RAMOS, BROUK, CHU, CLEARE, COMRIE, FERNANDEZ, GONZA-
   LEZ,  HARCKHAM, MAY, MAYER, PARKER, SALAZAR, SCARCELLA-SPANTON, STAVI-
   SKY, WEBB -- 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  commit-
   tee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee  discharged,
   bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
   committee -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to regulating the temperature
   of all indoor and outdoor worksites
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited  as  the  "temper-
 ature extreme mitigation program (TEMP) act".
   § 2. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature hereby finds and
 declares that New Yorkers, working both in outdoor and indoor sites, are
 exposed  to  extreme  temperatures  due to climate change. This involves
 skyrocketing heat in the summer.   Every year, New York  city  has  high
 numbers  of  heat-related  emergency  department visits, hospital admis-
 sions, and deaths. According to the New York City Office of  the  Mayor,
 each  year  there are an estimated 450 heat-related ED visits, 150 heat-
 related hospital admissions, 10 heat-stroke deaths, and 350 heat-exacer-
 bated deaths, caused by heat worsening existing chronic conditions.
   The legislature hereby finds and declares that the government is obli-
 gated to ensure that employers provide safe conditions for their employ-
 ees.
   § 3. The labor law is amended by adding a new article 20-D to read  as
 follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04582-17-4
 S. 1604--D                          2
              

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