H.R.4037: To require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to recognize that electronic forms of providing Material Safety Data Sheets provide the same level of access to information as paper copies and to improve the presentation of safety and emergency information on such Data Sheets.

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about congress
  • Introduced June 11, 1998
  • Latest Major Action Aug. 31, 1998

Bill Summary

Directs the Secretary of Labor to revise certain regulations under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) to: (1) provide that an employer complies with a specified standard if the employer makes information on each hazardous chemical used in the workplace readily accessible to employees through electronic access to Material Standard Data Sheets (MSDSs) under specified conditions; and (2) require prominent display of specified...

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Discharged.
Mr. Ballenger moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
June 11, 1998

Introduced in the House by Kay Granger (R-Texas)

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