2006 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM
Following is The Business Council's 2006 Legislative Program. It identifies priority issues to be addressed by the Committees and Councils during 2006.
- Support legislation to license occupational safety and
- Continue to assist in the development of homeland security
issues as they relate to the business community.
to mold related legislation to ensure that the public is protected
and to ensure that safety and health professionals are recognized
as qualified to oversee mold remediation activities.
oppose any effort by the state to develop and implement its
own state OSHA plan.
- Oppose legislation that would place
restrictions on the use of, or set state-level equipment standards
for VDT's in the workplace.
- Oppose legislation that would
impose state-level regulations in areas pre-empted by the
federal Occupational Safety and Health Act. For example, oppose
legislation that would mandate that employers provide medical
monitoring services for all employees within broad occupational
- Propose and support amendments to the state's
asbestos abatement law to make it more risk-based by exempting
from regulation those activities and materials which do not
pose a threat.
- Support amendments to sections 240 and 241
of the labor law to create a comparative negligence standard
on third party suits.
- Continue to monitor activities of the New York State Occupational Health Clinics Network and to promote business participation on local OHCN advisory committees.