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June 20, 2017

Texas Governor Signs Legislation for Teen Workplace Safety Training in School

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The AIHA has announced it worked with Texas State House Representative Dr. Greg Bonnen (R-24) to introduce House Bill 2010, which encourages school districts and educators to include workplace safety training information in the curriculum of appropriate courses for students in grades 7-12.

“This new law represents both a challenge and opportunity for Texas and the Nation,” said AIHA’s immediate Past-President Steven E. Lacey, PhD, CIH, CSP, who testified before Texas State House and Senate committees in support of this bill. “The challenge is to now work with schools and school districts to implement the law – and for other States to enact similar legislation. The opportunity is for AIHA’s members to make real progress towards improving teen workplace health and safety by working with policymakers – just like all six of our Texas Local Sections did to help move this bill into law,” Dr. Lacey continued in the release.

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