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2019 PA Legislative Session Progress

Pennsylvania was the 25th state to introduce the Healthy Workplace Bill

    • No new bill introduced since 2017.

    Bill History

    2017-18

    Rep. Harkins along with 10 co-sponsors introduced the Healthy Workplace Act, HB 1687.

    2015-16

    Representative Mark Cohen along with 8 co-sponsors introduced the Healthy Workplace Act, HB 1041.

    2013-14

    Representative Mark Cohen along with 10 co-sponsors introduced the state's first-ever Healthy Workplace Act, HB 1179. Feb. 5, 2013, PA State Coordinator, Victoria Johnson, PhD, appeared on KYW-TV, Philadelphia.

    2012 and earlier

    On March 27, 2012, several PA HWB advocates met in Harrisburg, joining 700 who attended the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-PA) lobbying day. The PA State Coordinator and Citizen Lobbyists for the HWB visited with legislators and brainstormed about future efforts and ideas to bring to everyone for consideration as move forward.
    Watch the Dec. 12, 2011 coverage of workplace bullying and the PA Healthy Workplace Advocates by KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh.