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SB-321 Employment safety standards: advisory committee: household domestic services.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 6305.1 is added to the Labor Code, to read:

6305.1.
 (a) The Chief of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, or a representative of the chief, shall convene an advisory committee for the purpose of providing voluntary guidance on protecting the health and safety of household domestic service employees.
(b) (1) The members of the advisory committee shall include those with expertise in the types of work-related injuries and illnesses most commonly suffered by household domestic service employees, those with expertise in the prevention of these types of injuries and illnesses, and an equal number of representatives of domestic workers and employers.
(2) The advisory committee shall develop voluntary industry-specific occupational health and safety guidance for the purpose of the following:
(A) Educating household domestic service employees on how, to the extent possible, they may limit their risk of work-related injuries and illnesses.
(B) Educating household domestic service employers on how they can voluntarily create safer workplaces for their employees.
(3) The advisory committee shall make recommendations on what additional steps may be taken by the department or the Legislature to ensure the health and safety of household domestic service employees. In making these recommendations, the advisory group shall consider the following:
(A) How to protect the privacy of an individual’s private residence.
(B) How an employer with publicly funded household domestic service employees can best meet those recommendations.
(4) The Division of Occupational Safety and Health shall release and publicly post the report of the advisory committee on its internet website and submit, in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code, a copy of the report to the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature no later than January 1, 2023.