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author: Limon

Bureau of Labor data indicates that childcare workers are 18 percent more likely to experience lost-time job injuries than those working in other industries. Injuries experienced by childcare workers can diminish the overall safety of childcare centers for workers and children. To reduce workplace injuries, AB 676 would require that every licensed early educator employed in a publicly-funded program undergo a two-hour peer-led occupational health and safety training. (This bill was placed on the suspense file.)