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BNP Advocacy Insider – July 2021

Hero Act Standards Released New York State Department of Labor published its Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention standards as mandated by the NY HERO Act. All industry-specific standards can be found on our website.   The BNP recently hosted a webinar called “What Employers Need to Know About the NY HERO Act,” featuring expert advice

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State Releases HERO Act Safety Standards

Today, the New York State Department of Labor published its Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention standards as mandated by the NY HERO Act. These exposure controls apply during a disease outbreak as designated by the Commissioner of Health. Governor Cuomo lifted the COVID-19 state of emergency on June 24, so

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7.1.21 BNP Advocacy Alert – Where are we on Infrastructure?

As we enter July – Senator Schumer’s target finish line for the infrastructure package – many details remain in the air. President Biden recently joined a bipartisan coalition of Senators to announce a deal had been reached on infrastructure. But, until the ink is dry and the votes are cast,

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6.21.21 BNP Advocacy Alert – Poloncarz Announces ARP Spending Plan

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced today his plan to invest the county’s share of local aid from the latest COVID-19 relief package. The American Rescue Plan, the $1.9 trillion economic stimulus plan signed by President Biden in March, provided $178 million to Erie County. Poloncarz said the county’s “RENEW

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BNP Advocacy Insider – June 2021

Advocacy Day 2021 a Success    The BNP recently hosted three virtual advocacy sessions with lawmakers. The BNP and various members met with Rep. Brian Higgins and Sen. Tim Kennedy to discuss infrastructure, with Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes to discuss workforce development, and with Assembly Member Bill Conrad to discuss energy. All

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What Employers Need to Know About the HERO Act

Recently, Governor Cuomo signed the NY HERO Act, a bill that creates new workplace safety requirements. This legislation will have wide-ranging implications for employers across the state. The BNP strongly advocated for changes to make this legislation less burdensome. Now that it has become law, it is important for employers

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