ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE ON LABOR
ASSEMBLY SUBCOMMITTEE ON WORKPLACE SAFETY
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
(Oral Testimony by Invitation Only)
Workers age 16-24 represent a small segment of the workers in New York State yet have a high rate of non-fatal injury. The purpose of this hearing is to evaluate the safety of young workers in New York State. The Committee and Subcommittee are seeking testimony to determine whether young workers are properly protected from harm, whether extra protection from injury should be considered, and if existing laws appropriately safeguard young people in the workplace.
Oral testimony will be by invitation only. Any persons invited to testify or wishing to present pertinent written testimony to the Committee at the above hearing should complete and return the enclosed reply form by May 27, 2011. It is important that the enclosed reply form be fully completed and returned so that persons may be notified in the event of emergency postponement or cancellation.
Oral testimony will be limited to seven minutes' duration. In preparing the order of witnesses, the Committee will attempt to accommodate individual requests to speak at particular times in view of special circumstances. These requests should be made on the attached reply form or communicated to Committee staff as early as possible.
Ten copies of any prepared testimony should be submitted at the hearing registration desk. The Committee would appreciate advance receipt of prepared statements.
In order to meet the needs of those who may have a disability, the Assembly, in accordance with its policy of non-discrimination on the basis of disability, as well as the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), has made its facilities and services available to all individuals with disabilities. For individuals with disabilities, accommodations will be provided, upon reasonable request, to afford such individuals access and admission to Assembly facilities and activities.