SB 1138
Requires Occupational Safety and Health Administration training for employees on public works projects
LR Number:
Last Action:
5/16/2008 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 1138-McKenna, with SCS
Journal Page:
SCS SB 1138
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2008

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 1138 - This act requires contractors and subcontractors who contract to work on public works projects to provide a 10 hour Occupational Safety and Health instruction and safety program, or similar program approved by the department of labor, for their employees. All employees working on projects must have completed the course within 60 days of beginning work and shall keep evidence of completion on the worksite.

Contractors and subcontractors in violation will forfeit $2,500 plus $100 for each worker employed for each day the worker is employed without training to the public body awarding the contract.

Public bodies and contractors may withhold assessed penalties from contractors and subcontractors respectively.

This act becomes effective on August 28, 2009.