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2022 House Bill 1837: Restoring the state's ability to address work-related musculoskeletal injuries
Introduced by Rep. Dan Bronoske (Pierce County) (D) on January 10, 2022
Referred to the House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee on January 10, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Peter Abbarno (Centralia City) (R) on February 14, 2022
Replaces intent section language regarding the severity of work-related musculoskeletal injuries with findings regarding a decline in such injuries over a specified period.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 14, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Peter Abbarno (Centralia City) (R) on February 14, 2022
Replaces intent section language regarding the 10 severity of work-related musculoskeletal injuries with findings regarding a state Supreme Court case on the authority of the Department of Labor and Industries to address serious ergonomics- related hazards through its general safety regulatory authority.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 14, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Boehnke (Benton) (R) on February 14, 2022
Removes the bill's repeal of the restriction on regulating work-related musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomics, and instead provides that the Department of Labor and Industries may not adopt similar rules for manufacturing employees until and to the extent comparable rules applying to manufacturing employees are required by the federal government.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 14, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Chris Corry (Yakima) (R) on February 14, 2022
Adds legislative intent language specifying that: musculoskeletal and related regulations adopted by the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) are not intended to apply to small businesses; and it isi ntendedthat L&Iprovide specificsupport to small businesses in their development and implementation of guidelines.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 14, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Larry A. Hoff (Vancouver) (R) on February 14, 2022
Removes the bill's repeal of the restriction on regulating work-related musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomics, and instead provides that the Department of Labor and Industries may not adopt similar rules for employee home offices until and to the extent comparable rules applying to employee home offices are required by the federal government.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 14, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Larry A. Hoff (Vancouver) (R) on February 14, 2022
Removes the bill's repeal of the restriction on regulating work-related musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomics, and instead provides that the Department of Labor and Industries may not adopt similar rules for construction employers until and to the extent comparable rules applying to construction employers are required by the federal government.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 14, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Cindy Ryu (Shoreline) (D) on February 14, 2022
Adds intent language: regarding existing safety and health consultation services and small business needs; and specifying that the Legislature intends for the Department of Labor and Industries to provide certain support and assistance to small businesses in the adoption of any ergonomic regulations.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 14, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Brandon Vick (Camas) (R) on February 14, 2022
Removes the bill's repeal of the restriction on regulating work-related musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomics, and instead provides limited authority to the Department of Labor and Industries to adopt specific rules for state agencies, with 4 approval by the Legislature.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 14, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Boehnke (Benton) (R) on February 15, 2022
Removes the bill's repeal of the restriction on regulating work-related musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomics, and instead provides that the Department of Labor and Industries may only adopt similar rules if legislation specifically authorizes their adoption.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 15, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Keith Goehner (Chelan) (R) on February 15, 2022
Removes the bill's repeal of the restriction on regulating work-related musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomics, and instead provides that the Department of Labor and Industries may not adopt similar rules for agricultural employers until and to the extent comparable rules applying to agricultural employers are required by the federal government.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 15, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Keith Goehner (Chelan) (R) on February 15, 2022
Removes the bill's repeal of the restriction on regulating work-related musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomics, and instead provides that the Department of Labor and Industries may not adopt similar rules unless an economic impact statement is completed for all impacted employers.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 15, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Larry A. Hoff (Vancouver) (R) on February 15, 2022
Removes the bill's repeal of the restriction on regulating work-related musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomics, and instead provides that the Department of Labor and Industries may not adopt similar rules that mandate the use of a risk assessment tool for certain tasks.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 15, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Ed Orcutt (Kalama) (R) on February 15, 2022
Adds a referendum clause.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 15, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Joe Schmick (Adams) (R) on February 15, 2022
Removes the bill's repeal of the restriction on regulating work-related musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomics, and instead provides that the Department of Labor and Industries may not adopt similar rules until causation and remedies have been conclusively established by a preponderance of the medical and scientific community.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 15, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Brandon Vick (Camas) (R) on February 15, 2022
Removes the bill's repeal of the restriction on regulating work-related musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomics, and instead provides that the Department of Labor and Industries may not adopt similar rules until it develops a job displacement and retraining plan for employees whose jobs are replaced by automation.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 15, 2022
Repeals the restriction on the regulation of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomics, except for home offices.
Received in the Senate on February 16, 2022
Referred to the Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs Committee on February 16, 2022
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 24, 2022

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