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Protecting Transportation Workers and Passengers from COVID: Gaps in Safety, Lessons Learned, and Next Steps, Remote Hearing Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, February 4, 2021   [open pdf - 534KB]

This is the February 4, 2021 remote hearing on "Protecting Transportation Workers and Passengers from COVID: Gaps in Safety, Lessons Learned, and Next Steps," held before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. From the testimony of David Michaels: "COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] has created an unprecedented public health crisis, with a huge impact on the transportation sector. Workers need better protection to avoid illness and death. Passengers need reassurance that they can travel without fear of infection. And the industry needs safe workers and willing passengers to survive in this difficult period. [...] The most effective way to reduce exposure is to make sure that people who may be spreading the virus stay home. Workers need to be supported financially to enable them to quarantine or isolate as appropriate and small employers may need help paying for this. Enacting emergency sick leave support should be a very high legislative priority." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: David Michaels, Sara Nelson, Lewie Pugh, Ismael Rivera, William P. Bahnfleth and Joe Buscaino.

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Serial No. 117-1
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2022
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