BOSTON— On March 1, Senator Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington) applauded the Massachusetts legislature for passing legislation that provides all state and municipal workers with the same protections provided under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
Sponsored by Senate President Pro Tempore Marc R. Pacheco (D-Taunton), S.2167, An Act to further define standards of employee safety, ensures safe and healthy working conditions for all state and municipal workers. Senator Friedman voted in favor of the bill when the Senate passed the bill in October.
“Our public employees are often exposed to hazardous working conditions that result in needless injury,” said Senator Friedman, member of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. “This legislation is a commonsense measure that will provide necessary health and safety protections for all state and municipal employees in the workplace. I’m proud of the legislature for passing this long-overdue bill and for making worker safety a top priority.”