May 04, 2020|
|Introduced by Assembly Member Rodriguez|
February 05, 2020
For purposes of this division, the following definitions apply: (a)“Emergency ambulance employee” means a person who meets both of the following requirements: (1)Is an emergency medical technician (EMT), dispatcher, paramedic, or other licensed or certified ambulance transport personnel who contributes to the delivery of ambulance services. (2)Is employed by an emergency ambulance provider. (b)“Emergency ambulance provider” means an employer that provides ambulance services, but not including the state, or
any political subdivision thereof, in its capacity as the direct employer of a person meeting the description contained in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a). (c)“Protective gear” means any material or equipment worn by the employee that is intended to provide, but is not limited to, both of the following: (1)Body protection from ballistic, slash, and stabbing attacks. (2)Eye protection from flying particles, sparks, bodily fluids, and biohazard splatter. An emergency ambulance provider shall provide each emergency ambulance employee who drives or rides in the ambulance with protective gear and safety equipment to wear during the employee’s work shift and shall make the protective gear and safety equipment readily available for the employee to use when responding to an emergency call. The emergency ambulance employer shall provide training to the emergency ambulance employee on the proper fitting and use of the protective gear and safety equipment.