Local 888 member Michael Giampietro, a certified building official for the town of Millis, weighed in about the importance of extending health and safety protections to municipal workers. Giampetro’s testimony was part of a July 21 Statehouse hearing to encourage legislators to close a loophole in the law exposes municipal workers to unnecessary dangers on the job.
In his written testimony, Giampietro argued that extending OSHA protections to municipal workers is just plain common sense. “OSHA provides the education that employees need to understand the hazards present in the workplace. Knowing what the hazards are and how to abate those hazards makes for a safer workplace.”
More info about the hearing and the proposed new law is here.