A safety bill proposed in Harrisburg three years ago, after the death of an EMTA mechanic on the job, is gaining traction.
Today, State Representative Pat Harkins led a hearing in Harrisburg in an effort to jumpstart the process to finalize a vote on the Jake Schwab Worker’s Safety Bill. The bill is named for EMTA Mechanic Jake Schwab, who was killed while repairing a bus in his work area and was struck in the head after an explosion.
Currently, OSHA standards only apply to private sector companies. Harkins is hoping Pennsylvania will be a leader in changing those rules.