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Amendments to H.R. 1309 - Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act

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Washington, November 21, 2019 | comments
Hastings (D-FL), DeSaulnier (D-CA) – Amendment No. 1 - Requires covered employers to email their organization's workplace violence prevention plan to the organization's staff, following completion of annual training
Adopted Voice Y     N

DeSaulnier (D-CA), Hastings (D-FL) – Amendment No. 2 - Includes procedures to provide information about available trauma and related counseling for employees in reporting, incident response, and post-incident investigation procedures
Adopted Voice Y      N
Byrne (R-AL) – Amendment No. 3 - Requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to promulgate a final standard on workplace violence prevention for health care and social service workers. Requires OSHA to follow the established rulemaking process
   177  238
Harder (D-CA) – Amendment No. 4 - Ensures that nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit or prevent healthcare workers from reporting violent incidents to appropriate law enforcement
   414 N     1
Levin, Andy (D-MI) – Amendment No. 5 - Requires information about the bill’s antiretaliation provision to be provided in its required workplace violence and prevention training
Adopted Voice Y      N
Green, Al (D-TX) – Amendment No. 6 - Requires the Secretary of Labor to provide an annual report to Congress that would include statistics and a summary from the annual report submitted to the Secretary by employers
Adopted Voice Y      N
Brown (D-MD) – Amendment No. 7 - States that additional training shall be provided for covered employees who work with victims of torture, trafficking, or domestic violence
Adopted Voice    N
Garcia, Sylvia (D-TX) – Amendment No. 8 - Ensures that the annual evaluations include changes based on informed findings by employers
Adopted Voice Y      N
Wexton (D-VA) – Amendment No. 9 - Ensures that nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit or diminish any protections in relevant federal, state or local law related to domestic violence, stalking, dating violence, and sexual assault
   415 N      1
Delgado (D-NY) – Amendment No. 10 - Directs OSHA to prioritize providing technical assistance and advice to employers throughout the first year of the Act to ensure businesses are in compliance.
  Y   242 N   176
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