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1998 Florida Statutes
Legislative intent concerning toxic substances encountered in the course of employment.
442.101 Legislative intent concerning toxic substances encountered in the course of employment.--It is found and declared that there exists a danger to the health of employees and their families throughout the state because of exposure to toxic substances encountered in the course of employment. Sometimes the tragic results of this exposure may not be realized for years or even for generations. Because of this, it is necessary to require employers to give notice to each employee of the toxic substances involved in her or his employment which may endanger or cause death to the employee or members of the employee's family. It is further found and declared that an employee has an inherent right to know about the toxic substances at her or his workplace so that she or he may make more knowledgeable and reasoned decisions with respect to the continued personal costs of her or his employment and the need for corrective action. It is also found and declared that the workplace often provides an early warning mechanism for the rest of the environment. The Legislature intends, by this act, to ensure that employees be given information concerning the nature of the toxic substances with which they are working.
History.--s. 1, ch. 84-223; s. 131, ch. 97-103.