Give Sick Farmworkers Transparency About Pesticide Exposure
(H. Amdt. 1308 to H.R. 5538)
Date:July 13, 2016
Issue:Supporting Small Family Farmers—Not Big Ag: Fairness for Farmworkers and Restaurant Workers
202 votes for
225 votes against
The Right Vote Was a Yes Vote
Workplace protections for agricultural workers lag far behind those of workers in other industries. This amendment would have allowed agricultural workers exposed to pesticides to designate a third party, such as a doctor or a lawyer, to see records on the pesticides they were exposed to. This is important in getting proper medical treatment and to ensure employers are providing enough protection for workers applying pesticides. All other categories of workers already had this right through federal occupational safety and health rules on chemical exposure.
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