Worker Safety and Health

Democrats on the Committee on Education and the Workforce are committed to improving workplace safety. A safe workplace is a basic necessity for all Americans.

Key Legislation & Issues:


 113th Congress

Protecting America’s Workers Act

Worker Protection Against Combustible Dust Explosions Act

Offshore Oil and Gas Worker Whistleblower Protection Act

Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Bill (for more information, click here)

112th Congress

Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Bill

Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster

Previous Congresses

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