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Sun Safety

                                                  2005-2006 Regular Sessions
                                                        March 30, 2005
        Introduced by M. of A. WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to the
        Committee on Labor
    AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to sun safety education and
       equipment for certain state employees
    The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
    bly, do enact as follows:
1      Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new section  218-a  to
2    read as follows:
3      §  218-a.  Sun safety education and equipment for state employees.  1.
4    Any state employee who spends more than a total of five hours  per  week
5    outdoors  shall be required to attend sun safety education classes.  The
6    classes shall be provided by the department, in  consultation  with  the
7    commissioner  of  education,  and  shall  inform employees about (a) the
8    potential dangers of diseases caused by over-exposure of the  sun,  such
9    as  skin  cancer,  (b)  the existence of available protections and their
10    proper uses, and (c)  any  other  information  necessary  to  afford  an
11    employee his or her best opportunity to protect themselves from the sun.
12      2.  An  employer  of  state  employees shall ensure that any necessary
13    equipment is available to each employee for his or her use during  their
14    employment, at no cost to the employee.
15      3.  The  commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of educa-
16    tion, shall establish rules and regulations regarding what equipment  is
17    necessary  for  the  safety  of  state  employees who are subject to the
18    provisions of this section.
19      § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
20    have  become  a  law, provided, however, that effective immediately, the
21    commissioner of labor may promulgate any rule or regulation necessitated
22    pursuant to subdivision 3 of section 218-a of the labor law as added  by
23    section one of this act.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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