H.R.632 - Voluntary Protection Program Act

To authorize the Department of Labor's voluntary protection program and to expand the program to include more small businesses. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To authorize the Department of Labor's voluntary protection program and to expand the program to include more small businesses. as introduced.
  • Short: Voluntary Protection Program Act as introduced.

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02/13/13
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Thomas Petri

R-WI

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Official Summary

Voluntary Protection Program Act - Directs the Secretary of Labor to enter into cooperative agreements with employers to: (1) encourage establishment of comprehensive safety and health management systems to protect employees from occupational hazards, and (2) establish a voluntary protectio

Official Summary

Voluntary Protection Program Act - Directs the Secretary of Labor to enter into cooperative agreements with employers to:
(1) encourage establishment of comprehensive safety and health management systems to protect employees from occupational hazards, and
(2) establish a voluntary protection program to encourage excellence and recognize its achievement in both the technical and managerial protection of employees from occupational hazards. Requires the Secretary to take necessary steps for the orderly transition from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cooperative agreements and voluntary protection programs existing before enactment of this Act to agreements and programs authorized under this Act. Directs the Secretary to establish a program to increase small business participation in the voluntary protection program.

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