June 28, 2022
Source: Public Citizen
Fifty years ago, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) called for rules to protect workers from unsafe heat. Five decades later, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has still failed to put such rules in place, although it finally began work on creating a standard in 2021.
With the climate crisis shattering heat records each summer, heat stress is a rapidly worsening threat for workers across the country, demanding immediate action.
Read more: OSHA Must Act Immediately to Protect Workers From Deadly Temperatures