Washington legislators have voted to increase the number of occupational diseases covered by workers' compensation for the first respondents in the state.
H. B. In 1913, the State Senate passed by a unanimous vote on Thursday and was signed by the Washington House of Representatives speaker Frank Chopp, D-Seattle, on Monday. The bill adds to its assumption that heart problems experienced within 72 hours after exposure to smoke, smoke or toxic substances or within 24 hours of strenuous effort in the service, and also expands occupational disease coverage to include mesothelioma, gastric cancer, nonmelanoma skin cancer, breast cancer in women and cervical cancer . The state is currently listing 1
Legislation also creates an Advisory Committee on Preventing Occupational Diseases and provides that the five-member committee reviews scientific literature on these occupational diseases and makes recommendations to the legislator within six months.