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H.R.2067 Protecting America's Workers Act, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Apr 28, 2010 Subcommittee Hearings Held.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce - Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

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  • 80% of users support H.R.2067

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On May 04, 2010, by garand_man - I was curious, if in thinking about protecting America's workers, was any thought put into protecting those who protect America's workers? As the economy struggles, CSHO's/enforcement personell, are running into more and more distraught, and upset employers. In states like Alaska, Nevada, Utah, where CSHO's may be required to go into the wilderness, or area's without cell phone service, or the ability to call for help in case of confrontation, thought not saught after. What rights, or abilities do they have to protect themselves from an employer who means them harm?

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      As noted by garand_man, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 04, 2010, "I was curious, if in thinking about protecting America's workers, was any thought put into protecting those who protect America's workers? As the economy struggles, CSHO's/enforcement personell, are running into more and more distraught, and upset employers. In states like Alaska, Nevada, Utah, where CSHO's may be required to go into the wilderness, or area's without cell phone service, or the ability to call for help in case of confrontation, thought not saught after. What rights, or abilities do they have to protect themselves from an employer who means them harm?"
    • On April 16, 2012, by peteralt - "OSHA 10 NY Home Page ":http://www.osha10ny.com

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      As noted by peteralt, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 16, 2012, ""OSHA 10 NY Home Page ":http://www.osha10ny.com"
    • On July 01, 2010, by ahsomid - "SEC. 311. OSHA CRIMINAL PENALTIES. ‘(f)(1) Any employer who willfully violates any standard, rule, or order promulgated pursuant to section 6 of this Act,..., and that violation caused death to any employee, shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine...or by imprisonment..." The only way this section will ever be enforced is if there is a provision in the bill that in such cases, OSHA will be represented by the Justice Department. OSHA does not have adequate legal representation. Its attorneys come from the USDOL solicitors office and, in some cases, these attorneys are terrified of corporate and beltway law firm attorneys. They will refuse to support the case and will find a host of reasons why the case cannot be litigated. OSHA needs litigators. If it is not specified that such cases will be handled by adequate counsel to OSHA, this section will end up like Section 17(g) of Public Law 91-596 (OSH Act) which specifies fines or jail for liars -- it will never be enforced.

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      As noted by ahsomid, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 01, 2010, ""SEC. 311. OSHA CRIMINAL PENALTIES. ‘(f)(1) Any employer who willfully violates any standard, rule, or order promulgated pursuant to section 6 of this Act,..., and that violation caused death to any employee, shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine...or by imprisonment..." The only way this section will ever be enforced is if there is a provision in the bill that in such cases, OSHA will be represented by the Justice Department. OSHA does not have adequate legal representation. Its attorneys come from the USDOL solicitors office and, in some cases, these attorneys are terrified of corporate and beltway law firm attorneys. They will refuse to support the case and will find a host of reasons why the case cannot be litigated. OSHA needs litigators. If it is not specified that such cases will be handled by adequate counsel to OSHA, this section will end up like Section 17(g) of Public Law 91-596 (OSH Act) which specifies fines or jail for liars -- it will never be enforced."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.R.2067: Hurricane and Tornado Mitigation ... - OpenCongress - May 31, 2011 by opencongress.org - All Bill Titles. Short: Hurricane and Tornado Mitigation Investment Act of 2011 as introduced. Official: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit against tax for hurricane and tornado mitigation expenditures. as introduced. ... S.12

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      As noted by opencongress.org on May 31, 2011, "All Bill Titles. Short: Hurricane and Tornado Mitigation Investment Act of 2011 as introduced. Official: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit against tax for hurricane and tornado mitigation expenditures. as introduced. ... S.12" (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2067/show&sa=U&ei=wKqNT5DyHIa28AGH0dmSBw&ved=0CCoQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNFlngaWo4WBS9O9RsTFNc4X0q9BhQ)
    • H.R.2067: Hurricane and Tornado Mitigation ... - OpenCongress - May 31, 2011 by opencongress.org - All Bill Titles. Short: Hurricane and Tornado Mitigation Investment Act of 2011 as introduced. Official: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit against tax for hurricane and tornado mitigation expenditures. as introduced. ... S.12

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      As noted by opencongress.org on May 31, 2011, "All Bill Titles. Short: Hurricane and Tornado Mitigation Investment Act of 2011 as introduced. Official: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit against tax for hurricane and tornado mitigation expenditures. as introduced. ... S.12" (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2067/show&sa=U&ei=ShWJT4ODBsry2QXTrbi-CQ&ved=0CCoQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNHQAWRz0Ufyj_QDCaXE239TLR3lrA)
    • H.R.2067: Hurricane and Tornado Mitigation ... - OpenCongress - May 31, 2011 by opencongress.org - All Bill Titles. Short: Hurricane and Tornado Mitigation Investment Act of 2011 as introduced. Official: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit against tax for hurricane and tornado mitigation expenditures. as introduced. ... S.12

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      As noted by opencongress.org on May 31, 2011, "All Bill Titles. Short: Hurricane and Tornado Mitigation Investment Act of 2011 as introduced. Official: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit against tax for hurricane and tornado mitigation expenditures. as introduced. ... S.12" (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2067/show&sa=U&ei=z7uHT9TwHZGE8AS_t_HqCQ&ved=0CCoQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNGQd_bdqXa0Dh5aNSCD2oNC6A8RiA)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Each Day 16 Americans Get Killed Due to Poor Worker Safety Laws - November 15, 2009 by Common Dreams (press release) - ... Workers Act (HR 2067), which aims at toughening both enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and penalties for violating the law. ...

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      As noted by Common Dreams (press release) on November 15, 2009, " ... Workers Act (HR 2067), which aims at toughening both enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and penalties for violating the law. ... " (http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2009/11/16)
    • '16 Deaths Per Day' Highlights Weak Penalties for Worker Fatalities - November 11, 2009 by AFL-CIO - Along with the video, Brave New Films has created a website and Facebook page to build support for the Protecting America's Workers Act (HR 2067), ...

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      As noted by AFL-CIO on November 11, 2009, " Along with the video, Brave New Films has created a website and Facebook page to build support for the Protecting America's Workers Act (HR 2067), ... " (http://blog.aflcio.org/2009/11/12/16-deaths-per-day-highlights-weak-penalties-for-worker-fatalities)
    • OSHA: tougher on lift truck violations - October 31, 2009 by MMH.com - ... House Education and Labor Committee would soon be delivering a full markup of the Protect America's Workers Act of 2009 (S. 1580/HR 2067) to the Senate. ...

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      As noted by MMH.com on October 31, 2009, " ... House Education and Labor Committee would soon be delivering a full markup of the Protect America's Workers Act of 2009 (S. 1580/HR 2067) to the Senate. ... " (http://www.mmh.com/blog/700000470/post/1790050179.html)
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