OSHA Protections for Public Employees

HARRISBURG, March 20 – House Democratic Policy Committee Chair Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) and State Senator Katie Muth (D-Chester/Montgomery/Berks), Chair of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee, joined join Sen. Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) and Rep. Patrick Harkins (D-Erie) to co-host a joint public hearing on legislation that would extend Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) protections to public employees in Pennsylvania. The hearing, held at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, featured two panels of testimony on both sides of the issue of extending OSHA protections to public employees in Pennsylvania. 

  • Hosts: Rep. Patrick Harkins (D-Erie) and Sen. Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia)
  • Testifiers:
    • Keith Wentz- Risk Management Director, County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania
    • Angela Ferritto- President, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO
    • Arthur G. Steinberg- President, Pennsylvania American Federation of Teachers
    • J. David Henderson, Executive Director, AFSCME Council 13

Agenda + Testimony

Media Release + News Coverage