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  5:28 pm
Commenter: Martha Martin

Please help workers exposed to high temperatures outdoors and indoors

Thank you for your leadership on creating the emergency COVID-19 standard. Please develop strong standards/regulations related to heat-caused illness to protect farmworkers, construction workers, and other at-risk workers. The regulations should outline standards for access to water, breaks, and training, as well as air-conditioning in employer-provided housing. I have watched construction workers in our new development installing black shingles on days in the high 90s (while I could barely stand to be outdoors). Please help! 

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