AB 1136 - An Act to Add Section 6403.5 to the Labor Code, Relating to Employment Safety.

Employment safety: health facilities. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law regulates the operation of health facilities.

Existing law, the California Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973, establishes certain safety and other responsibilities of employers and employees, including the requirement that employers provide safety devices and safeguards reasonably necessary to render the employment safe. Willful or repeated violations are a… More
Existing law regulates the operation of health facilities.

Existing law, the California Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973, establishes certain safety and other responsibilities of employers and employees, including the requirement that employers provide safety devices and safeguards reasonably necessary to render the employment safe. Willful or repeated violations are a crime.

This bill would make findings and declarations concerning the lifting, repositioning, and transfer of patients in acute care hospitals and resulting injuries to hospital personnel.

This bill would amend the California Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973 to require an employer to maintain a safe patient handling policy, as defined, for patient care units, and to provide trained lift teams, as defined, or staff trained in safe lifting techniques in each general acute care hospital, except for specified hospitals. The safe patient handling policy would require the replacement of manual lifting and transferring of patients with powered patient transfer devices, lifting devices, or lift teams, as specified. As part of the injury and illness prevention programs required by existing regulations, employers would be required to adopt a patient protection and health care worker back and musculoskeletal injury prevention plan, which shall include a safe patient handling policy component, as specified, to protect patients and health care workers, as defined, in health care facilities. By changing the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
 
Status:
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Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on September 6, 2011.

voted YES: 21 voted NO: 18
1 voted present/not voting

An Act to Add Section 6403.5 to the Labor Code, Relating to Employment Safety.

AB 1136 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
Existing law regulates the operation of health facilities.

Existing law, the California Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973, establishes certain safety and other responsibilities of employers and employees, including the requirement that employers provide safety devices and safeguards reasonably necessary to render the employment safe. Willful or repeated violations are a crime.

This bill would make findings and declarations concerning the lifting, repositioning, and transfer of patients in acute care hospitals and resulting injuries to hospital personnel.

This bill would amend the California Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973 to require an employer to maintain a safe patient handling policy, as defined, for patient care units, and to provide trained lift teams, as defined, or staff trained in safe lifting techniques in each general acute care hospital, except for specified hospitals. The safe patient handling policy would require the replacement of manual lifting and transferring of patients with powered patient transfer devices, lifting devices, or lift teams, as specified. As part of the injury and illness prevention programs… More
Existing law regulates the operation of health facilities.

Existing law, the California Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973, establishes certain safety and other responsibilities of employers and employees, including the requirement that employers provide safety devices and safeguards reasonably necessary to render the employment safe. Willful or repeated violations are a crime.

This bill would make findings and declarations concerning the lifting, repositioning, and transfer of patients in acute care hospitals and resulting injuries to hospital personnel.

This bill would amend the California Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973 to require an employer to maintain a safe patient handling policy, as defined, for patient care units, and to provide trained lift teams, as defined, or staff trained in safe lifting techniques in each general acute care hospital, except for specified hospitals. The safe patient handling policy would require the replacement of manual lifting and transferring of patients with powered patient transfer devices, lifting devices, or lift teams, as specified. As part of the injury and illness prevention programs required by existing regulations, employers would be required to adopt a patient protection and health care worker back and musculoskeletal injury prevention plan, which shall include a safe patient handling policy component, as specified, to protect patients and health care workers, as defined, in health care facilities. By changing the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
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Title
An Act to Add Section 6403.5 to the Labor Code, Relating to Employment Safety.
Author(s)
Sandre Swanson
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Employment safety: health facilities
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/18/2011
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment5/04/2011
    Passed Assembly6/02/2011
    Passed Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations6/22/2011
    Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations7/11/2011
    Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/25/2011
    Passed Senate9/06/2011
    Passed Assembly9/08/2011
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/21/2011
    Became law (chaptered).10/07/2011
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteAssembly Committee on Labor and EmploymentDo pass.5/04/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment
    5 voted YES 1 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 1136 SWANSON Assembly Third Reading6/02/2011This bill PASSED the Assembly
    50 voted YES 27 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on Labor and Industrial RelationsDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.6/22/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations
    5 voted YES 1 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsPlaced on Appropriations Suspense file.7/11/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
    9 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.8/25/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
    6 voted YES 3 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB1136 Swanson By DeSaulnier9/06/2011This bill PASSED the Senate
    21 voted YES 18 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 1136 SWANSON Concurrence in Senate Amendments9/08/2011This bill PASSED the Assembly
    53 voted YES 26 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/18/2011
    2/18/2011Read first time. To print.
    2/20/2011From printer. May be heard in committee March 22.
    3/17/2011Referred to Com. on L. & E.
    4/06/2011From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on L. & E. Read second time and amended.
    4/07/2011Re-referred to Com. on L. & E.
    4/26/2011From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on L. & E. Read second time and amended.
    4/27/2011Re-referred to Com. on L. & E.
    select this voteVote5/04/2011Do pass.
    5/05/2011From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 1.) (May 4).
    5/09/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    5/31/2011Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading. (Page 1632.)
    6/02/2011Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 50. Noes 27. Page 1821.)
    6/02/2011In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage6/02/2011AB 1136 SWANSON Assembly Third Reading
    6/16/2011Referred to Coms. on L. & I.R. and APPR.
    6/20/2011From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on L. & I.R.
    select this voteVote6/22/2011Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
    6/23/2011From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 1.) (June 22). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    7/05/2011From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    7/11/2011In committee: Placed on APPR. suspense file.
    select this voteVote7/11/2011Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.
    8/15/2011From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    8/25/2011From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 6. Noes 3.) (August 25).
    select this voteVote8/25/2011Do pass.
    8/29/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    9/06/2011Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 21. Noes 18. Page 2315.).
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage9/06/2011Assembly 3rd Reading AB1136 Swanson By DeSaulnier
    9/07/2011In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.
    9/08/2011Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 53. Noes 26. Page 3051.).
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage9/08/2011AB 1136 SWANSON Concurrence in Senate Amendments
    9/21/2011Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
    10/07/2011Approved by the Governor.
    10/07/2011Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 554, Statutes of 2011.

    Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

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    8 Organizations Supported and 3 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    An Act to Add Section 6403.5 to the Labor Code, Relating to Employment Safety.: Assembly 3rd Reading AB1136 Swanson By DeSaulnier

    8 organizations supported this bill

    ALPHA Fund
    Assembly Committee on Labor & Employment (2011, May 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved August 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Association of California Healthcare Districts
    Assembly Committee on Labor & Employment (2011, May 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved August 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    California Labor Federation
    Assembly Committee on Labor & Employment (2011, May 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved August 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Engineers and Scientists of California
    Assembly Committee on Labor & Employment (2011, May 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved August 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Laborers' International Union of North America
    Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations (2011, June 21). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved August 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    National Nurses United
    Assembly Committee on Labor & Employment (2011, May 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved August 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Service Employees International Union
    Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations (2011, June 21). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved August 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals
    Assembly Committee on Labor & Employment (2011, May 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved August 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.

    3 organizations opposed this bill

    California Children's Hospital Association
    Assembly Committee on Labor & Employment (2011, May 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved August 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    California Hospital Association
    Assembly Committee on Labor & Employment (2011, May 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved August 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    CSAC Excess Insurance Authority
    Assembly Committee on Labor & Employment (2011, May 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved August 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$3,250$0
    Joel AndersonRCA-36$17,164$3,900
    Tom BerryhillRCA-14$250$15,600
    Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
    Ron CalderonDCA-30$20,700$8,000
    Anthony CannellaRCA-12$0$7,400
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$30,850$1,100
    Lou CorreaDCA-34$39,000$5,300
    Kevin De LeonDCA-22$82,749$4,400
    Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$68,160$0
    Bob DuttonRCA-31$7,600$10,050
    Bill EmmersonRCA-37$600$20,875
    Noreen EvansDCA-2$58,170$100
    Jean FullerRCA-18$1,000$1,500
    Ted GainesRCA-1$5,400$10,000
    Loni HancockDCA-9$104,300$0
    Tom HarmanRCA-35$6,800$10,100
    Ed HernandezDCA-24$71,449$15,650
    Bob HuffRCA-29$2,395$11,700
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$9,300$0
    Doug La MalfaRCA-4$400$0
    Mark LenoDCA-3$76,900$2,500
    Ted LieuDCA-28$100,898$9,375
    Carol LiuDCA-21$14,525$0
    Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$23,900$4,500
    Alex PadillaDCA-20$27,200$3,000
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$149,900$0
    Curren PriceDCA-26$34,600$1,000
    Michael RubioDCA-16$31,500$8,900
    Sharon RunnerRCA-17$150$7,800
    Joe SimitianDCA-11$14,500$1,000
    Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$127,100$101,050
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$8,500$17,900
    Juan VargasDCA-40$74,250$5,500
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$500$10,790
    Lois WolkDCA-5$21,350$2,100
    Rod WrightDCA-25$26,100$13,200
    Mark WylandRCA-38$0$1,950
    Leland YeeDCA-8$50,300$0

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$3,250$0
    Joel AndersonRCA-36$17,164$3,900
    Tom BerryhillRCA-14$250$15,600
    Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
    Ron CalderonDCA-30$20,700$8,000
    Anthony CannellaRCA-12$0$7,400
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$30,850$1,100
    Lou CorreaDCA-34$39,000$5,300
    Kevin De LeonDCA-22$82,749$4,400
    Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$68,160$0
    Bob DuttonRCA-31$7,600$10,050
    Bill EmmersonRCA-37$600$20,875
    Noreen EvansDCA-2$58,170$100
    Jean FullerRCA-18$1,000$1,500
    Ted GainesRCA-1$5,400$10,000
    Loni HancockDCA-9$104,300$0
    Tom HarmanRCA-35$6,800$10,100
    Ed HernandezDCA-24$71,449$15,650
    Bob HuffRCA-29$2,395$11,700
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$9,300$0
    Doug La MalfaRCA-4$400$0
    Mark LenoDCA-3$76,900$2,500
    Ted LieuDCA-28$100,898$9,375
    Carol LiuDCA-21$14,525$0
    Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$23,900$4,500
    Alex PadillaDCA-20$27,200$3,000
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$149,900$0
    Curren PriceDCA-26$34,600$1,000
    Michael RubioDCA-16$31,500$8,900
    Sharon RunnerRCA-17$150$7,800
    Joe SimitianDCA-11$14,500$1,000
    Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$127,100$101,050
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$8,500$17,900
    Juan VargasDCA-40$74,250$5,500
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$500$10,790
    Lois WolkDCA-5$21,350$2,100
    Rod WrightDCA-25$26,100$13,200
    Mark WylandRCA-38$0$1,950
    Leland YeeDCA-8$50,300$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    State & local government employee unions$707,723
    Health worker unions$279,500
    Other unions$205,650
    Labor unions$72,150
    Civil servant/public employee$26,787
    Health care institutions$19,900

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Hospitals$312,140
    Public official (elected or appointed)$4,100
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