Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Heat Illness Prevention Standard [16 VAC 25 ‑ 210]
Action NOIRA on Heat Illness Prevention
Comment Period Ended on 6/9/2021
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6/9/21  11:42 pm
Commenter: Shelia Porter

Heat Stress

Workers who work outside or in non-airconditioned areas, should be better protected from heat stress. There are many reasons, including health issues, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and other health issues, that can be further complicated by heat stress and visa versa. There are many regulations for safety reasons for other types of workers. There is no good reason to not have safety regulations for heat stress. Please protect our workers by setting up a standard of safety to protect our fellow Virginians from heat stress. 

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