|BILL AS INTRODUCED||2007-2008|
Introduced by Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
Subject: Labor; state construction contracts; occupational safety and health training
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to establish safety training requirements for contractors and their employees on state construction projects.
AN ACT RELATING TO ENSURING HEALTH AND SAFETY ON PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 29 V.S.A. § 161a is added to read:
§ 161a. SAFETY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
When the construction cost of any state construction project exceeds $10,000.00, the contracting agency shall determine and require written assurance that the contractor is and will continue to be in compliance with all personnel safety training requirements specific to the construction project or specific to the construction work in which the contractor engages. The assurances and verification of the assurances shall be in a form determined by the contracting agency. The training requirement may be satisfied by a training program offered or approved by the Vermont occupational safety and health administration or by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), safety training specific to the construction project, evidence of a safe record based on data from OSHA or NCCI workers’ compensation experience rating, or any other method or training program determined appropriate and necessary and approved by the commissioner. The contracting agency shall be responsible for ensuring that the provisions of this section are enforced by the contract or other provisions of law.
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