March 20, 2023 - Worker Safety

The House and Senate Democratic Policy Committees convened a joint hearing, hosted by Rep. Pat Harkins, to hear testimony on the importance of extending OSHA workplace safety standards to public-sector employees.

Erie community town hall on lakeshore area cell service problems

Photos from a live town hall hosted by state Reps. Bob Merski and Pat Harkins addressing cell service problems on Presque Isle, Lake Erie, and the surrounding shore line.

State Rep. Pat Harkins speaking at the Capitol April 11 on public worker safety

At a Capitol news conference April 11, state Rep. Pat Harkins urged passage of HB 1976, his bill that would extend OSHA workplace safety protections to Pennsylvania's public-sector employees.

2021 Swearing In Ceremony

Rep. Pat Harkins takes the Oath of Office to begin the 2021-22 legislative session.

2020 PA Farm Show

Rep. Pat Harkins attends the 2020 PA Farm Show.

State Rep. Pat Harkins speaking at Philadelphia City Hall on behalf of H.B. 1082 worker safety bill

State Rep. Pat Harkins spoke at a Sept. 11 rally at Philadelphia's City Hall to urge passage of the Jake Schwab Worker Safety Bill -- legislation that would ensure that the state's public sector workers receive the same safety protections as private sector workers.

USS Niagara

Rep. Pat Harkins joins Governor Tom Wolf and other lawmakers for a tour of the USS Niagara.

Charter School Reform Press Event

Rep. Pat Harkins attends a press event in Erie where Governor Tom Wolf announced improvements to the state’s charter school regulations and law.

Rep. Pat Harkins hosts Democratic Policy Committee roundtable discussion on workplace safety on Tuesday, March 20.

Rep. Pat Harkins, D-Erie, hosted a Democratic Policy Committee roundtable discussion on workplace safety on Tuesday, March 20. This discussion was one in a series of meetings across the state on House Democrats' Plan4PA that includes putting people first, good jobs, quality schools and fair taxes.

Jake Schwab Worker Safety Bill Rally

Harrisburg, Sept. 14, 2016. HB1082

Rally in support of Erie schools

June 7, 2016. Capitol Rotunda

Workers' Safety Bill introduction

Rep. Harkins introduced HB1082, which would create a state-level OSHA-type department in the Dept. of Labor & Industry.

Harkins takes Oath to begin 2015-16 term.

Rep. Pat Harkins began his fifth term as state Rep. from the First Legislative District.