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Access Health Systems Present in Congressional Outreach

Kevin O’Brien, from Access Health Systems, participated in congressional outreach regarding the H. R. 2500 bill. This outreach was held last week in Washington, D. C.

H. R. 2500, the “Voluntary Protection Program Act,” was assigned to a congressional committee on May 21, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.” Congressional outreach is being held so Senate and the House of Representatives will enact this bill.

The Voluntary Protection Program issued by the Secretary of Labor, would “establish a program of entering into cooperative agreements with employers to encourage the establishment of comprehensive safety and health management systems.” This would “protect employees from occupational hazards, and establish a voluntary protection program to encourage excellence, and recognize its achievement in both the technical and managerial protection of employees from occupational hazards.”

Onsite evaluations, reevaluations, and monitoring, are some of the program requirements to be included.

More information on this bill can be found here.

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